Wolf v. Colorado
|Wolf v. Colorado|
|Court||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Date decided||June 26, 1949|
|Related||Mapp v. Ohio|
Weeks v. United States
|Mapp v. Ohio|
Prior to 1949, the 4th Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches & seizures only applied to federal procedures.
Without a search warrant, state investigators entered the medical office of Dr. Wolf & seized the names of female patients seen in Denver, Colorado.After interviewing the patients, the district attorney charged Dr. Wolf with 2 counts of conspiracy to perform abortions. (In the 1940s, abortions were illegal in Colorado.)
Dr. Wolf was convicted after 2 jury trials that had resulting from the patients' incriminating testimony.Dr. Wolf is sentenced to state prison.