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The Plain Touch Doctrine: Political Affiliation and Judicial Decision-Making
The Plain Touch exception to the Fourth Amendment allows police officers to seize contraband that is found during a Terry frisk. The exception, as outlined in the case of Minnesota v. Dickerson, extends the doctrine of ...
The Rule of Law: An Examination of Judicial Discretion in Terrorism Appeals
Prosecuting terrorism has proven to be difficult for the criminal justice system in recent decades. Moreover, terrorists are qualitatively different than traditional criminals. As a result, certain complexities arise that ...