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2000

Science and Technology Law

Boston College Law Review

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Privacy Takes A Back Seat: Putting The Automobile Exception Back On Track After Several Wrong Turns, Carol A. Chase Dec 2000

Privacy Takes A Back Seat: Putting The Automobile Exception Back On Track After Several Wrong Turns, Carol A. Chase

Boston College Law Review

The automobile exception to the search warrant requirement originated in 1924, when obtaining a search warrant was a lengthy and involved process. Today, federally and in a growing number of states, search warrants can be obtained by telephone or facsimile in a matter of minutes. Yet the automobile exception, originally based upon the exigency presented by the mobility of the automobile, remains intact and was recently extended to permit the warrantless search of property belonging to passengers in automobiles. This article critically examines the development of the automobile exception and calls for a reform of that exception in light of ...


In The Aftermath Of The "Terminator" Technology Controversy: Intellectual Property Protections For Genetically Engineered Seeds And The Rights To Save And Replant Seed, Jeremy P. Oczek May 2000

In The Aftermath Of The "Terminator" Technology Controversy: Intellectual Property Protections For Genetically Engineered Seeds And The Rights To Save And Replant Seed, Jeremy P. Oczek

Boston College Law Review

Throughout history, farmers have engaged in the practice of saving seed from each harvest to use in planting the following year's crap. This practice, however; has been a significant concern for those developing new varieties of seed. The "terminator" technology was developed to prevent the saving and replanting of genetically engineered seeds by blocking the germination of these seeds after one growing season. The terminator technology, however; caused worldwide controversy over the scope of intellectual property protections for genetically engineered seeds used in agriculture because farmers believed that seeds incorporating the terminator technology would interfere with the traditional and ...