RESPONDENT: United States
DOCKET NO.: 461
DECIDED BY: White Court (1912-1914)
LOWER COURT: Federal district court
ARGUED: Dec 02, 1913 / Dec 03, 1913
DECIDED: Feb 24, 1914
John W. Davis - Solicitor General, Department of Justice, for the United States
Winfred T. Denison - Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, for the United States
Martin J. O'Donnell - for Weeks
Facts of the case
Police entered the home of Fremont Weeks and seized papers which were used to convict him of transporting lottery tickets through the mail. This was done without a search warrant. Weeks took action against the police and petitioned for the return of his private possessions.
Did the search and seizure of Weeks' home violate the Fourth Amendment?