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Aguilar v. Texas (1964)

  • 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 Aguilar v. Texas, 378 U.S. 108 (1964), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police officers must show a basis of knowledge and the reliability of a confidential informant when applying for a search warrant. Without this key information, an ...

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