Professors Carolyn Long and Renee Hutchins talked about the 1961 U.S. Supreme Court case Mapp v. Ohio, in which the court applied, via a 5-4 decision, Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures” to state criminal cases. The decision also prohibited the introduction of unlawfully obtained material as evidence. The guests also responded to viewer questions and comments. Video clips were shown of the March 29, 1961, oral arguments in the case; scenes of the Shaker Heights home of Dollree Mapp; Robert Cermak giving a tour of the Cleveland Police Museum; Dollree Mapp in a documentary from the Annenberg Public Policy Center; Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) interviewed on September 22, 2015; Justices David Souter and Sonia Sotomayor at their Supreme Court confirmation hearings; Chief Justice Roberts in the opinion on Herring v. U.S.; and Chief Justice Earl Warren being interviewed in 1969.
View the video from C-SPAN, here.