Recently, the United States Supreme Court rendered its opinion in United States v. Watson, which dealt with arrests in public places. The California Supreme Court subsequently decided Ramey v. People, a case concerning an arrest made in the home. The balance between state and individual interests struck in these cases will have a dramatic effect on law enforcement and on the rights of suspects. While numerous commentators have addressed individual rights in the context of search law, none have directly considered the privacy rights of the arrestee. The purpose of this Comment is to explore the quality of fourth amendment protection granted an arrestee.
Nancy L. Schons,
Watson and Ramey: The Balance of Interests in Non-Exigent Felony Arrests,
San Diego L. Rev.
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