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Extraterritorial Application of the Fourth Amendment

  • 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

Although the language of the Fourth Amendment refers to the rights of “people” and “persons,” numerous judicial decisions have interpreted the amendment to refer either to “citizens” or to persons who are physically present within the United States. Early in U.S. ...

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