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California v. Greenwood (1988)

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

In California v. Greenwood, 486 U.S. 35 (1988), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Fourth Amendment protections do not extend to trash placed at the curb for pickup. In this case, the Court allowed police to use information gathered from the ...

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