Of all amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Fourth has been called the most ambiguous, and it is from that amendment that search and seizure laws are primarily drawn. Students will learn about the legal issues and cases argued concerning protection of property and privacy, searching homes and businesses, searching people in public places, searching automobiles and baggage, and wiretapping. The Exclusionary Rule and the right to privacy beyond search and seizure are specifically examined in detail.
Related books and articles
Searches, Seizures, and Warrants: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution By Robert M. Bloom Praeger, 2003
The Intruders: Unreasonable Searches and Seizures from King John to John Ashcroft By Samuel Dash Rutgers University Press, 2004
The Unclearly Established Rule against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures By Chun, Brian H. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 90, No. 3, Spring 2000
Physically Intrusive Abortion Restrictions as Fourth Amendment Searches and Seizures By Harvard Law Review, Vol. 128, No. 3, January 2015
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Privacy Rights Left Behind at the Border: The Exhaustive, Exploratory Searches Effectuated in United States V. Cotterman By McKnight, Aaron Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2012, No. 2, 2012
Supreme Court Cases 1999--2000 Term By Kil, Sophia Y. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 11, November 2000
Curtilage: The Expectation of Privacy in the Yard By Hendrie, Edward M. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 4, April 1998
Sneak and Peak Warrants: Legal Issues regarding Surreptitious Searches By Crawford, Kimberly A. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 2, February 1997
Insecure from Unreasonable Searches & Seizures By McNickle, Colin Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 4, 2014
Insecure from Unreasonable Searches & Seizures By McNickle, Colin Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 3, 2014
Court Conflicted over Taking of DNA on Arrest; Justices Weigh Whether Cold Cases Trump Privacy Rights of Those Who Are Booked By Holland, Jesse J St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), February 27, 2013