Carroll v. United States (267 U.S. 132)

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Carroll v. United States (267 U.S. 132) by William Howard Taft

Carroll v. United States, 267 U.S. 132 (1925), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court which upheld that the warrantless search of an automobile is known as the automobile exception. The case has also been used to increase the scope of warrantless searches. Excerpted from Carroll v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

267 U.S. 132

Carroll  v.  United States (267 U.S. 132)

 Argued: and Submitted March 14, 1924. --- Decided: March 2, 1925

[Syllabus and Statement of the Case from pages 132-136 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Thomas E. Atkinson and Clare J. Hall, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., for plaintiffs in error.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 136-143 intentionally omitted]

The Attorney General and Mr. James M. Beck, Sol. Gen., of Washington, D. C., for the United States.

Mr. Chief Justice TAFT, after stating the case as above, delivered the opinion of the Court.


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