Unreasonable Searches and Seizures: Rights and Liberties under the Law

Unreasonable Searches and Seizures: Rights and Liberties under the Law

by Otis H. Stephens, Richard A. Glenn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851095039

ISBN-13: 9781851095032

Pub. Date: 03/15/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Unreasonable Searches and Seizures: Rights and Liberties under the Law provides a comprehensive exploration of the development of the Fourth Amendment from the late 18th century to the present. The work clearly explains complex legal questions and pivotal judicial decisions, illustrating the controversial nature of Fourth Amendment issues and

Overview

Unreasonable Searches and Seizures: Rights and Liberties under the Law provides a comprehensive exploration of the development of the Fourth Amendment from the late 18th century to the present. The work clearly explains complex legal questions and pivotal judicial decisions, illustrating the controversial nature of Fourth Amendment issues and differentiating between reasonable and unreasonable searches and seizures.

Presenting a wealth of cases and examples, the authors analyze important developments, such as the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Weeks v. United States (prohibiting federal courts from admitting evidence obtained in violation of the Amendment), the expansion of Fourth Amendment protections in the 1960s, the apparent weakening of rights since the early 1970s, and the contraction of the exclusionary rule in response to the war on drugs and the war on terror.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851095032
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2006
Series:
America's Freedoms Series
Pages:
445
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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