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Michigan v. Thomas (1982)

  • 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 Michigan v. Thomas, 458 U.S. 259 (1982), the U.S. Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion overruling a decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals, which had invalidated a search of an air vent in an impounded car. The search ...

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