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Searches and Seizures I

Searches and Seizures I

Discover the specific types of government action that will trigger the Fourth Amendment, namely searches and seizures.

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Welcome to Searches and Seizures: Part 1!

In the last clip, we talked about one threshold requirement that must be met in order for the protections of the Fourth Amendment to apply at all: Government action. In this clip, we’ll talk about the second threshold requirement that must be met in order for the Fourth Amendment to apply: The government action at issue must constitute either a “search” or a “seizure.” See U.S. v. Jacobsen, 466 U.S. 109, 114 (1984).

We’ll begin this clip by...