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Florida v. Thomas (2001)

  • By: Tom McInnis
  • 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 Florida v. Thomas, 532 U.S. 774 (2001), the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it lacked appropriate jurisdiction to determine whether the bright-line rule of New York v. Belton (1981), which allowed officers to search the passenger ...

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