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Duncantell v. Texas (1978)

  • By: Lacinda D. Brese
  • 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 Duncantell v. Texas, 439 U.S. 1032 (1978), the U.S. Supreme Court denied habeas corpus review of a case in which police had secured evidence from the warrantless search of a car. Police had smelled alcohol on Ovide Duncantell's breath during ...

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