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Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement I

Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement I

Master the exceptions to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement, beginning with an overview of the Terry stop and frisk.


Welcome to Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement, Part I: Introduction to the Terry Stop and Frisk!

Here, we’ll begin discussing the rules that govern once a seizure has occurred under the Fourth Amendment. Before we do, let’s briefly revisit the notion of a “seizure” under the Fourth Amendment. The police may approach people, ask them questions, ask to see identification, and even ask to search belongings without there necessarily being a “seizure.” See U.S. v. Drayton, 536 U.S. 194 (2002);...