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Hudson v. Palmer (1984)

  • By: David L. Hudson Jr.
  • 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 Hudson v. Palmer, 468 U.S. 517 (1984), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a prison inmate did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his prison cell against unreasonable searches and seizures. The decision stands as a seminal example ...

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