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Safford v Redding (2009)

Savana Redding was a 13 year old girl middle school student. On October 8, 2003 she was called into the Assistant Principal’s …

School Searches Safford v. Redding

Assistant Principal Wilson had heard from another student that 13-year-old Savana Redding had been giving out prescription-strength pain relief pills. Safford School …

To Search or Not to Search?

Facts: An anonymous tip was given to the police that a resident in North Walnut Avenue, Tucson, Arizona was distributing drugs. Acting …

Arizona v. Gant (2009)

The Arizona v. Gant decision in 2009 holds in question the issue of warrantless searches and seizures and exceptions to the warrant requirement. The …

Illinois v. Gates (1983)

In the case of Illinois v. Gates, Police received an anonymous letter which provided details about the Gates, a husband and wife, …

Illinois v. Gates

The Illinois v. Gates decision in 1983 overturned the Aguilar-Spinelli test in favor of a totality of the circumstances approach for determining …

“The Uninvited Ear”

Charles Katz was suspected of placing bets and illegally transmitting gambling information over the phone to other states. In order to gather …

U.S. v. Jones

United States v. Jones 565 U.S.___ (2012) Vote: 9-0 Opinion of the Court: Scalia Concurring Opinion: Sotomayor Opinion Concurring in Judgment: Alito …

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