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Mincey v. Arizona (1978)

  • 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 Mincey v. Arizona, 437 U.S. 385 (1978), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there is no general murder-scene exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment.

The case began in October 1974, when undercover officer Barry Headricks arranged to buy ...

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