Unformatted text preview: the dog alerted to one of the bags. They let sokolow go but kept his luggage. After a second dog alerted. They got a warrant and found 1,063 grams of cocaine. b. Objective Basis: Sokolow was in violation of 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) IV. Legal Questions: Did the DEA agents have enough reasonable suspicion to search Sokolows luggage a. DEA agents b. Searched through Sokolows luggage twice after gaining the first warrant c. 4 th amendment barring unreasonable search and seizure V. Opinion a. Majority: The court found it out of the ordinary that sokolow paid 2100 dollars in cash, and in that the cash was a roll of 20 dollar bills nearly twice the amount. Based on this information the court felt that this and the other factors were enough reasonable suspicion to conduct the search VI. Judgment: Reversed and remanded...
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- Spring '08
- Supreme Court of the United States, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, DEA agents, Sokolow