Wolf v. Colorado

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for was of and white burning white and In Evidence From Illegal Search Admissible, Says High Court * WASHINGTON, June 27 CUP)--. The tribunal made a ringing The supreme court ruled today that evidence obtained by illegal search or seizure may be introduced, as evidence against a defendant In state or local trials. Such evidence, however, cannot be admitted in federal courts. over It to. real a to Leopold's Chance To Regain Throne Dimmed in Ballot BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 2 (UP) -- Exile'd King Leopold chances of returning to the Be' gian throne faded today as return rolled In from yesterday's elec tlons. The Social Christian (Catholic party, which seeks Leopold's re turn, rolled up a clear pluralit in the still incomplete returns fo the chamber -of deputies. But 1 failed to win the majority tha would have cleared the way f or th end of the king's exile. The social 'Christians had an nounced they would seek an im mediate plebiscite on the contro irersial future of Leopold if they won a. majority. All other partle contesting the election oppose Leo pold's return. ' . Official returns from the six most important of Belgium's nine provinces showed: Social Christians--'1,2*9,807 or 44.3 per cent of the vote. Socialists--933.311 or 33.1 per cent. Liberal* -- 389,349 or 13.9 per cent. Communists -- 246,296 or about 8 per cent. The rest of the vot* was split among splinter parties. larfltlon reaffirming the constitutional guarantees of citizens "unreasonable" search and seizure by all authorities--local, state or federal On that score, it was unanimous. But when It got down to the specific cast at hand, the tribunal split 6 to 3 In favor ot illegally-seized evidence to be in troduced at state or local trials. Record Books Seized The case was that of Julius Wolf, Denver doctor found guilty as a conspirator in two abortion cases. His private record books, lying on top of a table and a bookcase, were seized by police who went to his office and arrested without a warrant. The court majority upheld his conviction, holding that Colorado had a right use this evidence against him. All states have included in own constitutions the f o u amendment's guarantees against "unreasonable" search or seizure. But 30 states, including Colorado, admit evidence which has been seized illegally. Justice Felix ^Frankfurter delivered the majority opinion. Justices William O. Douglas, Frank Murphy and Wiley B. Rutledge dissented. Rutledge also signed Murphy's dissent. Justice Hugo L. Black concurred with the majority in a separate opinion. Cbrlstoffel Freed . The supreme court set aside conviction' of former C.I.O. Official' Harold Christoffel, who was found guilty of-lying to the house labor committee about his communist connections. Justice Frank Murphy delivered the 5 to 4 decision. The majority ruled that the judge erred in his instructions to the jury. · Chrlstoffel, ousted president o local 248 of the United Auto Workers in the Allis-Chalmers plant a Milwaukee, has been given a to-six year sentence on the jury conviction.

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 27 Jun 1949, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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