Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment

Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment

Bibliographic Details

  • Title: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • ISBN: 9781604265897
  • Author: Vile, John R. Vile (edt) (Middle Tennessee State University)
  • Author: David L. Hudson Jr. (Vanderbilt University)
  • Pages: 928
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • Subject: Reference-Encyclopedia, Constitutional Law, United States
  • Copyright: 2012 and 2013
  • Publication Date: 2012-12-31
  • Language: English

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Comments from the Publisher

Covering the key concepts, events, laws and legal doctrines, court decisions, and litigators and litigants, this new reference on the law of search and seizure—in the physical as well as the online world—provides a unique overview for individuals seeking to understand the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More than 900 A to Z entries cover the key issues that surround this essential component of the Bill of Rights and the linchpin of a right to privacy.

This two-volume reference—from the editors of CQ Press’s award-winning Encyclopedia of the First Amendment—features a series of essays that examine the historical background of the Fourth Amendment along with its key facets relating to:

  • Technology
  • Privacy
  • Terrorism
  • Warrant requirement
  • Congress
  • States

A to Z entries include cross-references and bibliographic entries. This work also features both alphabetical and topical tables of contents as well as a comprehensive subject index and a case index.

At a time when threats of crime and terrorism have resulted in increased governmental surveillance into personal lives, this work will serve as an important asset for researchers seeking information on the history and relevance of legal rights against such intrusions.

More than 900 signed entries, including 600 court cases and 100 biographies. From the editors of CQ Press’s Encyclopedia of the First Amendment.

Table of Contents

  • Alphabetical Table of Contents
  • Topical Table of Contents
  • Case Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Chronology: Development and History of the Fourth Amendment
  • Fourth Amendment Overview: Origins and Original Meaning of the Fourth Amendment, The Reasonableness Requirement, The Warrant Requirement, The Incorporation of the Fourth Amendment, The Fourth Amendment and Technology, The Fourth Amendment and Privacy, The Fourth Amendment and Terrorism, The Fourth Amendment Abroad
  • Entries A-J
  • Index
  • Alphabetical Table of Contents
  • Entries K-Z
  • Appendix
  • Working with Legal Sources
  • Online Resources on the Fourth Amendment
  • Chronological List of Search and Seizure
  • Cases
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index

About the Author

John R. Vile is a professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of numerous books including The Writing and Ratification of the United States Constitution: Practical Virtue in Action (2012); A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 5th ed. (2011); Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law, 15th ed. (2010); and The Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-2010, 3rd ed. (2010). He is a member of the board of the American Mock Trial Association, a recipient of the Congressman Neal Smith award for contributions to law-related education, a 2009 inductee into the American Mock Trial Coaches Hall of Fame, and a recipient of MTSU’s Outstanding Career Achievement Award for 2010-2011. David L. Hudson Jr. is a First Amendment Scholar with the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. He teaches First Amendment classes at the Nashville School of Law and Vanderbilt Law School. He is a First Amendment contributing editor to the American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. He is the author or co-author of more than thirty-five books, including Let the Students Speak! A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools (2011); The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (2009); The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book (2008); and The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy (2006).

Other Table

Brandeis, Louis
Douglas, William O.
U.S. v. Handy (9th Cir. 1986)
U.S. v. Hartwell (3rd Cir. 2006)
U.S. v. Salvucci (1980)
U.S. v. Santana (1976)
South Dakota v. Opperman (1976)
Mason, George
AAThe Fourth Amendment Abroad
Congress and the Fourth Amendment
Particularity requirement
Liquor store checks
Sevilla, Charles
Brewer v. Williams (1977)
California v. Ciraolo (1986)
Delaware v. Prouse (1979)
Knowles v. Iowa (1998)
Michigan Department v. Sitz (1990)
U.S. v. Rabinowitz (1950)
Arizona v. Gant
DUI checkpoints
Ferguson v. City of Charleston (2001)
“Houses, Papers, and effects”
Automobile exception
City of Ontario v. Quan (2010)
Driver Privacy Protection Act (1994)
Drug testing
Hale, Matthew
National Prohibition Act
Racial profiling
War on Drugs
Identity Cards
Donaldson v. U.S. (1971)
Dorm rooms
Oregon v. Elstad (1985)
School searches
Fort Wayne Books v. Indiana (1989)
Heller v. New York (1973)
New York v. P.J. Video (1986)
Roaden v. Kentucky (1973)
The Warrant Requirement
Special Needs Doctrine
Fortas, Abe
Gun Control Act of 1968
Henry Patrick
Second Continental Congress
New Jersey v. T.I.O.
Breyer, Stephen G.
Burger, Warren
Cardozo, Benjamin
Habeas Corpus
Privy Council
Public Employees and the Fourth Amendment
Story, Joseph
Adams, John
Alito, Samuel, Jr.
Black, Hugo L.



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