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Administrative Searches

  • By: Kenneth M. Holland
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

A prominent exception to the Fourth Amendment requirement that government officials show probable cause and obtain a warrant before conducting a search or seizure is the administrative search. Although the language of the amendment protects all property and persons, the U.S. ...

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