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Sibron v. New York (1968)

  • By: Richard Tennent
  • 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 this companion case to Terry v. Ohio, the U.S. Supreme Court in Sibron v. New York, 392 U.S. 40 (1968), further defined the limits on a frisk or pat-down search under the Fourth Amendment. To justify such a “self-protective search ...

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