Weeks v. United States
United States Supreme Court
232 U.S. 383 (1914)
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.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Day, J.)