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Torres v. Puerto Rico (1979)

  • 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 Torres v. Puerto Rico, 442 U.S. 465 (1979), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment applies in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. The Court thus invalidated the Controlled Substance Act of Puerto Rico, which ...

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