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Illinois v. Lafayette (1983)

  • 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 Illinois v. Lafayette, 462 U.S. 640 (1983), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that on arrest, police can search any property in possession of the arrestee as a part of a routine inventory search without violating the Fourth Amendment.

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