Draft Dissent for Mapp v. Ohio

John Marshall Harlan1961

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

In Mapp v. Ohio, the Supreme Court extended Fourth Amendment protections to criminal defendants in state trials. Justice Harlan wrote the dissenting opinion, the draft of which is seen here. He believed the Court was misguided in its ruling on unlawful searches and seizures, arguing that the actual issue concerned the First Amendment, not the Fourth.



Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps