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Ferguson v. Charleston (2001)

  • By: Kyle L. Kreider
  • 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 Ferguson v. Charleston, 532 U.S. 67 (2001), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a state's interest in deterring pregnant women from using cocaine did not justify abandoning the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement and conducting nonconsensual screenings ...

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