Stefanelli v. Minard, 342 U.S. 117 (1951)

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Stefanelli v. Minard, 342 U.S. 117 (1951)

Stefanelli v. Minard


No. 2


Argued October 16, 1951
Decided December 3, 1951
342 U.S. 117

CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT

Syllabus

1. In civil proceedings brought in the Federal District Court under R.S. § 1979, 8 U.S.C. § 43 (Civil Rights Act), petitioners sought an injunction against the use, in pending state criminal proceedings against them in New Jersey, of evidence claimed to have been obtained by an unlawful search by state police.

Held: the District Court properly dismissed the complaints. Pp. 117-125.

2. Federal courts should refuse to intervene in state criminal proceedings to suppress the use of evidence even when claimed to have been secured by unlawful search and seizure. Pp. 120-125.

184 F.2d 575, affirmed.

In suits brought by petitioners under R.S. § 1979, 8 U.S.C. § 43, to enjoin the use, in a state criminal trial, of evidence claimed to have been obtained by an unlawful search by state police, the District Court dismissed the complaints. The Court of Appeals affirmed. 184 F.2d 575. This Court granted certiorari. 341 U.S. 930. Affirmed, p. 125.

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Chicago: U.S. Supreme Court, "Syllabus," Stefanelli v. Minard, 342 U.S. 117 (1951) in 342 U.S. 117 Original Sources, accessed August 15, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4U3H6EV1M8QFQ48.

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Harvard: U.S. Supreme Court, 'Syllabus' in Stefanelli v. Minard, 342 U.S. 117 (1951). cited in 1951, 342 U.S. 117. Original Sources, retrieved 15 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4U3H6EV1M8QFQ48.