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  • 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 ascertaining whether searches are reasonable as required by the Fourth Amendment, U.S. courts often seek to ascertain whether individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Typically, one expects more privacy with respect to closed (especially locked) containers than objects in ...

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