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Maryland v. Wilson

  • By: Scott H. Belshaw
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

In Maryland v. Wilson (1997), the U.S. Supreme Court decided by a 7–2 majority that police officers can order passengers out of their vehicles without violating the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. This was an ...

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