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NCJ Number: 40303 Find in a Library
Title: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - SEARCH AND SEIZURE - COURT-ORDERED SURGICAL REMOVAL OF A BULLET FROM AN UNCONSENTING DEFENDANT FOR EVIDENTIARY PURPOSES HELD REASONABLE UNDER THE FOURTH AMENDMENT - CROWDER V UNITED STATES
Journal: TEXAS LAW REVIEW  Volume:55  Issue:1  Dated:(DECEMBER 1976)  Pages:147-162
Author(s): W G ROSS
Corporate Author: University of Texas
School of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: University of Texas
Austin, TX 78705
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE IS A LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT ISSUES INVOLVED IN THE JUDICIALLY AUTHORIZED INTRUSION INTO A DEFENDANT'S BODY.
Abstract: ATTENTION IS FOCUSED ON THE DECISION OF CROWDER V. U.S. (1976), WHERE THE U.S. COURT APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT HELD THAT A COURT-ORDERED SURGICAL INTRUSION TO EXTRACT A BULLET FROM THE ARM OF AN UNCONSENTING DEFENDANT FOR EVIDENTIARY PURPOSES CONSTITUTES A REASONABLE SEARCH AND SEIZURE WHEN AUTHORIZED THROUGH A CAREFULLY DRAWN ADVERSARY PROCEDURE. RELEVANT SUPREME COURT BODILY INTRUSION CASES ARE REVIEWED WITH ANALYSES OF THE OPINIONS AND LEGAL DOCTRINE. THE BACKGROUND AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE CROWDER DECISION ARE DISCUSSED, AND THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE COURT IGNORED THE INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND DIGNITY....MSP
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Evidence collection; Right of privacy; Search and seizure laws; Search warrants
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