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United States v. Martinez-Fuerte (1976)

  • 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 United States v. Martinez-Fuerte, 428 U.S. 543 (1976), the U.S. Supreme Court attempted to clarify an emerging set of precedents regarding searches and seizures at checkpoints by ruling that fixed, warrantless checkpoints where government agents briefly stop and ...

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