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Rakas v. Illinois (1978)

  • 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 Rakas v. Illinois, 439 U.S. 128 (1978), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights are personal rights that cannot be expanded to third parties. In this case, the Court affirmed petitioners' convictions for armed robbery, ruling ...

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