United States v. Calandra

Supreme Court of the United States

414 U.S. 338 (1974)

Jan 8, 1974

The Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule does not apply in grand jury proceedings.

Relevant Facts

The Defendant (Calandra) was being investigated for illegal gambling. Federal agents, armed with a warrant authorizing a search for evidence of illegal gambling, arrived at Calandra’s place of business. One agent knew about a pending federal investigation on Calandra for loansharking, a different crime, and subsequently seized Calandra’s loansharking records. Later, a grand jury subpoenaed Calandra to ask him about the loansharking records. Calandra invoked his 5th Amendment rights and refused to testify. Calandra motioned to suppress the evidence obtained during the search on the basis that search violated the Fourth Amendment.

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November 30, 2020

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Citations

414 U.S. 338 (1974)