Weeks v. United States

United States Supreme Court
232 U.S. 383 (1914)


Facts

Weeks (defendant) was convicted of illegal use of the federal mail system for the purpose of gambling. Used as evidence against him were letters and envelops a U.S. Marshal had found and taken from Weeks’ home. The U.S. Marshal did not have a search warrant. Citing Fourth Amendment violations, Weeks petitioned the district court to return the paper-work but the motion was denied.

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