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Civil Rights and Discrimination

1983

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"The Right Of The People": Reconciling Collective And Individual Interests Under The Fourth Amendment, Donald L. Doernberg Jan 1983

"The Right Of The People": Reconciling Collective And Individual Interests Under The Fourth Amendment, Donald L. Doernberg

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Professor Doernberg examines a tension within fourth amendment jurisprudence and sugqests a means of resolving it. On the one hand, the Supreme Court has conferred fourth amendment standing only upon those whose personal privacy interests have been disturbed. On the other hand, the Court has allowed such persons to invoke the exclusionary rule only in circumstances where, in the Court's view, it would serve as an effective deterrent. Professor Doernberg traces these two po1icies to different conceptions of the fourth amendment: the first interprets the amendment as a guarantor of individual rights; the second construes it as an instrument ...