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Reasonable Suspicion

  • 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

The second clause of the Fourth Amendment requires the government to establish “probable cause” in order to get a search warrant, but the term probable cause remains ambiguous. Moreover, while courts often proclaim a preference for warrants, many searches ...

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