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On December 21, Fremont Weeks was arrested and accused of transporting lottery tickets through the mail. The police went to Weeks’ house to look for evidence of his conviction twice. When they searched his house, they did not have a search warrant. They found papers of which proved Weeks guilty of this crime and attained them. The evidence was then used against him in court. Weeks,then, petitioned against the police to return his private possessions.In 1911, police entered the home of Fremont Weeks and seized papers which were used to convict him of transporting lottery tickets through the mail. The police entered his house without a search warrant. They entered his house twice without his knowledge.  When Weeks demanded for his possessions back, they refused. Because of this, Weeks took the case to the Supreme Court because his rights were violated the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. This case lasted from December 2nd of 1913 to February 24, 1914.On February 24, 1914, the Supreme Court had their verdict. Their verdict, which was unanimous, was that the act was against his rights for the police officers to enter his house and obtain his possessions without a warrant. I agree with their decision. The police officers clearly violated Weeks’ rights because there was no warrant. If the officers had a warrant, then this act was appropriate. The act of obtaining private documents from Weeks, without his knowledge, and then used against him would have meant that the Fourth Amendment, which declares the right to be secure against such searches and seizures, would have been violated. In my opinion, the supreme court made the right choice.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a big impact on the nation due to this case. However, the Weeks v. United States case created the exclusionary rule, which originally stated that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure could not be used against a person in federal court. This case also changed the way courts have been thinking. The exclusionary rule made enforcing the Fourth Amendment easier. Since this rule was declared, police have been more careful to have a warrant before searching private properties. They have to make sure that they have a search warrant before entering someone’s home.In conclusion, Fremont Weeks was arrested for potentially transporting lottery tickets through the mail illegally.  The court case against Fremont Weeks and the United States came to an end. The supreme court decided unanimously that the act was a violation of Weeks rights. Therefore, the evidence that was illegally obtained would no longer be able to used.