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Unformatted text preview: Knowels v. Iowa, 525 U.S. 113 (1998) – 4 th Amendment Summation of Fact: The two parties involved in this court case are Patrick Knowels and the state of Iowa. Knowels was suing the state of Iowa for violating his fourth amendment rights. The facts from this court case are that Knowels was going at 43 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. This caused him to be pulled over by a cop. According to Iowa State rules the officer here has a chance to either give the driver a speeding citation or arrest the driver for speeding. If an arrest is done the car is allowed to be searched. In this specific case the officer gave Knowels the ticket and then proceeded to search his car after he had already given him the ticket. While searching his car the officer found a “pot pipe” and marijuana. This of course violated the law in Iowa since he was in possession of a drug. Knowels however claimed that the search was a violation of his fourth amendment right since the officer did not have a warrant and the search...
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- Spring '11
- Supreme Court of the United States, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Knowels, Patrick Knowels