Soldal v. Cook County
Significance, Impact, The Plain View Exception
Edward Soldal et ux.
Cook County, Illinois, et al.
The seizure and removal of their mobile home by a property manager, overseen by police officers, was a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
John L. Stainthorp
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Kenneth L. Gillis
Justices for the Court
Stephen Breyer, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens, Clarence Thomas, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
Date of Decision
8 December 1992
The Fourth Amendment protects persons from deprivations of property such as the one that occurred in this case.
- Warden, Maryland Penitentiary v. Hayden, 387 U.S. 294 (1967).
- Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967).
- United States v. Place, 462 U.S. 696 (1983).
- United States v. Jacobsen, 466 U.S. 109 (1984).
Levy, Leonard W., ed. Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
- New York Times, December 9, 1992.
- West's Encyclopedia of American Law. St. Paul: West Group, 1998.
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