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United States v. Watson
Citation:423 U.S. 411 (1976)
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Watson (Respondent) was arrested without a warrant, after the police received a tip that he was in possession of a stolen credit card, and then police officers searched his car without his consent. In the car, the inspectors found an envelope containing two credit cards in the names of other persons. At trial, Watson argued that the search was unconstitutional.
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