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NCJ Number: 39917 Find in a Library
Title: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - SEARCH AND SEIZURE - A WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF INTERNATIONAL LETTER MAIL AT A PORT OF ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES VIOLATES THE FOURTH AMENDMENT
Journal: GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW  Volume:45  Issue:2  Dated:(JANUARY 1977)  Pages:274-295
Author(s): K M SPRECHER
Corporate Author: George Washington University
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REVIEW OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE DC CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION IN US V RAMSEY (1976) WHICH HELD THAT THE BORDER SEARCH EXCEPTION TO THE FOURTH AMENDMENT'S WARRANT REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL MAIL.
Abstract: THE LEGAL REASONING AND OPINIONS HANDED DOWN IN THE RAMSEY DECISION ARE REVIEWED AND COMPARED WITH CONTRARY RULINGS REACHED IN OTHER CIRCUITS. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE BALANCING OF GOVERNMENT AND INDIVIDUAL INTERESTS IN RAMSEY IS THE CORRECT DECISION, UPHOLDING FOURTH AMENDMENT GUARANTEES OF PRIVACY AND SECURITY WITHOUT UNDULY BURDENING THE GOVERNMENT....EB
Index Term(s): Border control; Comparative analysis; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Exclusionary rule; Federal courts; Judicial decisions; Right of privacy; Rules of evidence; Search and seizure; Search and seizure laws; Search warrants
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