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  • Violation Of The Fourth Amendment
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    Olmstead vs. United States (1928) Opinion delivered by Chief Justice Taft Vote: 5-4 Case reached Supreme Court by writ of certiorari. Facts: The evidence in the records discloses a conspiracy of amazing magnitude to import, possess, and sell liquor unlawfully. Involved were not less than fifty employees, two sea-going vessels for transportation of the goods to British Columbia, a ranch beyond the city limits of Seattle with a large underground cache to store the liquor, and many other caches aro...
  • Unreasonable Searches By School Officials
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    Name of the case and year it was decided X New Jersey vs. T.L.O. (1985) The constitutional amendment V or section the eof X which the court is interpreting X 14th amendment The specific facts of the case X On March 7, 1980, a teacher at Piscataway High School in New Jersey found two girls smoking in a restroom. Since this was a violation of school rules, the teacher took the two students to the principal's office. The assistant vice principal questioned the two girls separately. One student admi...
  • T.L. O
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    New Jersey V.T.L. O ruled in favor of T.L.O. This case revolves around a high school freshman that was caught smoking in the bathroom, and upon being caught, was asked to see her bag. The argument of the dependent here was that T.L. O's purse had been illegally searched, therefore infringing upon her fourth amendment rights. The defense kept up with this argument, stating that the search was unnecessary from the first place because T.L. O had already been caught smoking by a teacher and that was...
  • Defective Search Warrant
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    What would we do without the Fourth Amendment The fourth amendment actually states that it is the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, and that they shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. This means that there has to be a legitimate reason that fu...
  • Warrantless Searches Of Open Fields
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    The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution states that people have the right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, but the issue at hand here is whether this also applies to the searches of open fields and of objects in plain view and whether the fourth amendment provides protection over these as well. In order to reaffirm the courts decision on this matter I will be relating their decisions in the cases of Oliver vs. United States ...

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