United States v. Edwards - Significance, Impact
Eugene H. Edwards, William T. Livesay
The Fourth Amendment was not violated when, ten hours after a suspected burglar was placed in jail, police officers took the clothes of the suspected burglar without first obtaining a search warrant.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Edward R. Korman
Chief Lawyer for Respondents
Thomas R. Smith
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
26 March 1974
The Fourth Amendment was not violated when, without a search warrant, police officers took the clothes of a suspected burglar ten hours after the suspect had been placed in jail.
- Boyd v. United States, 116 U.S. 616 (1886).
- Abel v. United States, 362 U.S. 217 (1960).
- Cooper v. California, 386 U.S. 58 (1967).
- Chimel v. California, 395 U.S. 752 (1969).
- Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt, eds. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1996.
- New York Times, March 27, 1974.
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