Death of Dollree Mapp

October 31, 2014
Conyers, Georgia

Woman at center of 1961 Supreme Court case dies
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By JESSICA GRESKO, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who won a landmark 1961 Supreme Court case involving police searches and seizures has died.

When police wanted to search Dollree Mapp's Ohio home in 1957, she told them to come back with a warrant. Her case ultimately prompted the nation's high court to rule that evidence obtained by illegal searches and seizures could not be used in state court.

The case, Mapp v. Ohio, is a staple of law school textbooks and...

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