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Adams v. Williams (1972)

  • 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 Adams v. Williams, 407 U.S. 143 (1972), the U.S. Supreme Court followed up on Terry v. Ohio (1968) by expanding the authority of police officers to use the stop and frisk technique—whereby the police briefly detain a person and conduct ...

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