Fourth Amendment : Relevant Case Law

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Fourth Amendment: Relevant Case Law
The purpose of this paper is to outline relevant case law as well other additional resources I will be referencing for my final course project on the Fourth Amendment. The sources within this paper are pertaining specifically to the section within the Fourth Amendment regarding unreasonable searches and seizures. I have included a brief for the following cases, Arizona v Gant, and Mapp v Ohio, as well as a synopsis for each additional resource I have chosen regarding my topic. These sources will aid me in both learning and understanding the Fourth Amendment of our United States Constitution.
Relevant Case Briefings
Arizona v Gant, 556 U.S. 332 (2009)
Facts
Rodney Gant was arrested by Arizona state police for driving under a suspended license. After the defendant was handcuffed and placed inside the patrol car, the officers began searching the defendant’s vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located a hand gun and also a plastic bag of cocaine. During trial, the defense requested to suppress the evidence, as it was uncovered through a search in violation of the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights. The motion to suppress the evidence was denied, and the defendant was charged with possession of an illegal substance. (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2009)
Procedure
During trial, the defense requested to suppress the evidence, as it was uncovered through a search in violation of the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights. The court…
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