United States v. Rabinowitz

PETITIONER: United States
RESPONDENT: Rabinowitz
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 293
DECIDED BY: Vinson Court (1949-1953)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Jan 11, 1950
DECIDED: Feb 20, 1950

Facts of the case

FBI agents arrested Rabinowitz in his one-room office. Rabinowitz was charged with selling and possessing forged government stamps. The officers searched his office without a search warrant and seized the stamps. The stamps were introduced as evidence. Rabinowitz was convicted. He appealed.

Question

Did the search violate the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement?