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California v. Acevedo (1991)

  • By: William L. Shulman
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

California v. Acevedo, 500 U.S. 565 (1991), clarifies sixty-five years of confusion concerning when packages and containers found in automobiles may be searched without a warrant. Essentially this case merged into one rule two separate strands of ...

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