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Colorado v. Bertine (1987)

  • 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 Colorado v. Bertine, 479 U.S. 367 (1987), the U.S. Supreme Court permitted items found in closed containers during a vehicle's inventory search to be admitted as evidence. In this case, the driver of a vehicle, Steven Lee Bertine, was arrested ...

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