Wong Sun v. United States
Significance, Fruits Of The Poisonous Tree, Impact
Wong Sun, James Wah Toy
That use of evidence illegally obtained by police in criminal proceedings violates the petitioners' constitutional rights under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
Edward Bennett Williams
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
J. William Doolittle
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg, Earl Warren
Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
14 January 1963
Upheld Wong Sun's claim and overturned two lower courts' decisions allowing use in criminal trials of evidence illegally obtained without warrants.
- Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383 (1914).
- Johnson v. United States, 333 U.S. 10 (1948).
- Miranda v. Arizona, 387 U.S. 436 (1966).
- Nix v. Williams, 467 U.S. 431 (1984).
- Unites States v. Leon, 468 U.S. 897 (1984).
- Murray v. United States, 487 U.S. 533 (1988).
- American Civil Liberties Union. http://www.aclu.org
- Bodenhamer, David J., and James W. Ely, Jr., eds. The Bill of Rights in Modern America: After 200 Years. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1993.
- "Congress and the Exclusionary Rule: Would Killing the Exclusionary Rule Repeal the Fourth Amendment or Restore It?" National Review, May 15, 1995.
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