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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Collins v. Virginia
Citation:138 S. Ct. 1663 (2018)
The ready mobility of vehicles served as the core justification for the automobile exception for many years. Later cases then introduced an additional rationale based on the pervasive regulation of vehicles capable of traveling on the public highways. The parties dispute over the question whether the automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment permits a police officer, uninvited and without a warrant, to enter the curtilage of a home in order to search a vehicle parked therein.
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