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United States v. Villamonte-Marquez (1983)

  • 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. Villamonte-Marquez, 462 U.S. 579 (1983), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and held that customs officers' boarding of a vessel without any particular suspicion that the vessel was ...

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