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Searches and Seizures: The Fourth Amendment: Its Constitutional History and Contemporary Debate (Bill of Rights) Paperback – January 15, 2011

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  • Series: Bill of Rights
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (January 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616141808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616141806
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #702,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cynthia Lee (Washington, DC) is a professor of law at The George Washington University Law School. She is the author of Murder and the Reasonable Man: Passion and Fear in the Criminal Courtroom and the coauthor (with Angela Harris) of the first and second editions of Criminal Law: Cases and Materials.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Morris on September 5, 2012
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I wouldn't have picked up this book if it wasn't assigned for class. I think for the first day of class we had to do 50 pages or so of reading, but I ended up reading pretty much all of it in one sitting. I wasn't expecting that. The book is a series of excerpts from law review articles and such, and they touch on so many aspects of the fourth amendment. It was interesting to see the different academic approaches to the fourth amendment. Unlike my regular casebook that essentially just gives the important SCOTUS cases, this goes into some of the conflict and controversy surrounding searches in the US.
I'm taking off a star because I feel that some of the excerpts were too short to really get a sense for what the author was saying, and because the forwards by the editor didn't really give me a context about the debates. For example, the first section dealt with whether the fourth amendment should be interpreted the way it usually has (warrants are generally required) or whether the fourth amendment should be taken as two separate ideas altogether, ignoring the word "and," so that warrants should not be required. The book gave excerpts supporting both viewpoints but I'm not sure how much academic weight these arguments have. Scalia may have endorsed the warrants-not-required approach, but Scalia endorses a lot of things - some accepted, some not. I have no idea whether this is a large debate for legal academics or if this was just a good, thought-provoking way to start off a book regardless of the intensity of the debate. I don't know if I'm reading a debate between equally accepted ideas or a debate between those who think the world is round and those who think it is flat.
Still, the book has been a great read, and I recommend it for people who want to start exploring the concepts surrounding the fourth amendment.
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