Coolidge v. New Hampshire
The Investigation Of A "particularly Brutal Murder" And The Trial That Followed, The Improper Use Of A Warrant
Edward H. Coolidge, Jr.
State of New Hampshire
The petitioner stated that the warrant authorizing the seizure and subsequent search of his automobile should be considered invalid on the ground that it was a violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall
Hugo Lafayette Black, Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
21 June 1971
The Court determined that the searches and seizures of Coolidge's property were unconstitutional.
Coolidge v. New Hampshire opened a debate concerning the proper use of a warrant for search and seizure, as well as what actually constituted "plain view" evidence and the proper means of obtaining evidence that is incident to an arrest.
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