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Amos v. United States (1921)

  • 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

Amos v. United States, 255 U.S. 313 (1921), is a Prohibition-era decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court, detecting implied coercion, dismissed the claim that a wife had waived her husband's Fourth Amendment rights.

Amos had been convicted in a U.S. district ...

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