Hester v. United States
|Hester v. United States|
|Argued April 24, 1924
Decided May 5, 1924
|Full case name||Hester v. United States|
|Citations||265 U.S. 57 (more)
44 S.Ct. 445; 68 L.Ed. 898
|"The special protection accorded by the Fourth Amendment to the people in their 'persons, houses, papers and effects', is not extended to the open fields."|
|Majority||Holmes, joined by unanimous court|
Hester v. United States, 265 U.S. 57 (1924), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which established the open fields doctrine. In an opinion written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the court held that "the special protection accorded by the Fourth Amendment to the people in their 'persons, houses, papers and effects', is not extended to the open fields."
- List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 265
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- Mascolo, Edward G. (1970). "The Role of Abandonment in the Law of Search and Seizure: An Application of Misdirected Emphasis". Buff. L. Rev. 20: 399.
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