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Oliver v. United States (1984)

  • 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

In Oliver v. United States, 466 U.S. 170 (1984), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, under the open fields doctrine, police could use evidence from a warrantless search of a marijuana field a mile away from a house even though the ...

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