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Wolf v. People of the State of Colorado

Impact

The 12 years following the decision in Wolf v. People of the State of Colorado showed that states without exclusionary rules had not found an effective means of deterring unlawful searches. Suits in tort proved to be a paper remedy rather than a useful sanction. In fact, during that time, several states adopted state exclusionary rules. In Mapp v. Ohio (1961), the Court accepted the minority position, overturned its decision in Wolf v. People of the State of Colorado and imposed the exclusionary rule on the states.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1941 to 1953Wolf v. People of the State of Colorado - Significance, Due Process Represents A Living Principle, Only Exclusion Will Deter Violations, Impact