Silverman v. United States
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|Silverman v. United States|
|Court||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Date decided||March 6, 1961|
Police thought a home was being used for illegal gambling. Police used an adjacent home as a base for operations. The police officers used a listening device from the neighboring home without obtaining a judicial search warrant.
The justices excludes the evidence against the suspect and overturned his conviction.
The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution protects the right of a man to retreat to his home without unreasonable government intrusion.The Court cited Entick v Carrington (1765).