Weeks v. United States

PETITIONER: Fremont Weeks
RESPONDENT: United States
LOCATION:

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

ADVOCATES:
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.

Question

Did the search and seizure of Weeks' home violate the Fourth Amendment?