Research Project Title

A Legal Analysis of Collins v. Virginia

Research Project Abstract

This original research examines the currently unanswered question, is whether the Fourth Amendment's automobile exception permits a police officer, uninvited and without a warrant, to enter private property, approach a house and search a vehicle parked a few feet from the house? This pressing legal question has been brought forth in the case, Collins v. Virginia, which it is currently on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court, awaiting judgment. I will examine the history, legal question, and precedent to determine how the court will interpret the amendment.

Session Number

RS13

Location

Weyerhaeuser 303

Abstract Number

RS13-b

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A Legal Analysis of Collins v. Virginia

Weyerhaeuser 303

This original research examines the currently unanswered question, is whether the Fourth Amendment's automobile exception permits a police officer, uninvited and without a warrant, to enter private property, approach a house and search a vehicle parked a few feet from the house? This pressing legal question has been brought forth in the case, Collins v. Virginia, which it is currently on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court, awaiting judgment. I will examine the history, legal question, and precedent to determine how the court will interpret the amendment.