United States v. Leon
Significance, Further Readings
Alberto Antonio Leon
Evidence obtained through use of a search warrant subsequently judged to be defective should be admissible in court.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Rex E. Lee, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
Barry Tarlow, Roger L. Cossack
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
5 July 1984
Evidence obtained under a search warrant subsequently ruled defective may still be admissible in court.
- Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928).
- Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961).
- Aguilar v. Texas, 378 U.S. 108 (1964).
- Spinelli v. United States, 393 U.S. 410 (1969).
- Harris v. New York, 401 U.S. 222 (1971).
- Illinois v. Gates, 462 U.S. 213 (1983).
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