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United States v. Sokolow (1989)

  • 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 United States v. Sokolow, 490 U.S. 1 (1989), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7–2 that federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents had reasonable suspicion, as required by the Fourth Amendment, to stop a defendant in an airport. The majority also ...

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