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Dow Chemical Co. v. United States
United States Supreme Court
476 U.S. 227 (1986)
Law enforcement aerially photographed Dow Chemical’s (Dow) (defendant) industrial complex without a warrant. The photographs were limited to outlines of the complex’s facilities and equipment. Dow asserted that its Fourth Amendment rights had been violated by the warrantless photography and that the photographs should not be admitted into evidence. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)
Dissent (Powell, J.)
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