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United States v. Banks (2003)

  • By: Craig Hemmens
  • 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 United States v. Banks, 540 U.S. 31 (2003), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police had acted reasonably, and thus did not violate the Fourth Amendment, when they entered a dwelling twenty seconds after announcing their presence under the knock ...

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