Carroll v. United States Case Brief

Facts of the case

Police arrested Leon Carroll and Daniel Stewart on warrants for violating local lottery laws and conspiring to run a lottery. Each filed a pre-trial motion to suppress evidence found at the time of arrest. The district court granted the motions, citing a lack of probable cause. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed, holding that the order for suppression of evidence was appealable.


  • Advocates: Curtis P. Mitchell for the petitioners Harold H. Greene for the respondent
  • Petitioner: Leon F. Carroll, Daniel J. Stewart
  • Respondent: United States
  • DECIDED BY:Warren Court
  • Location: Location of alleged lottery
Citation: 354 US 394 (1957)
Argued: Apr 4, 1957
Decided: Jun 24, 1957
Granted: Nov 13, 1956
Carroll v. United States Case Brief