The Rapist and the Bomber Cases

The Rapist and the Bomber Cases - The Fourth Amendment...

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The Fourth Amendment provides: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Questions for Class Discussion In a six-month period, eleven women were attacked and raped by an unknown male assailant in Alexandria, Virginia. In the last five attacks, three of the women were killed by their attacker. Police suspect David Foltz. Their only evidence was: (1) he had served 17 years in prison for rape and (2) he lived near the crime scenes. a. May the police assign an officer to surreptitiously follow Foltz? b. May the police ask Foltz questions about the attacks? c. May the police arrest and interrogate Foltz at the police station? d.
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2010 for the course HLS 225 taught by Professor Burkechristensen during the Fall '08 term at E. Kentucky.

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