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FEDERAL COURTS LAW REVIEW - 2003 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 1

Terrorism, the Border, and the Fourth Amendment

By Roberto Iraola


Post September 11th public demand for heightened homeland security quickly and inevitably runs headfirst into the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure. According to author Roberto Iraola, that collision point is no where more evident than at our national borders. Fourth Amendment jurisprudence recognizes an exception to the warrant requirement for routine searches and seizures at the border. Mr. Iraola's timely article analyzes the rationale and case law surrounding this exception. The extensive collection of current media materials and case law provide an invaluable resource for any judge or fourth amendment scholar.

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