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Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This note examines the United Supreme Court decision which reexamined the point at which a police-citizen encounter becomes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment. The Court concluded that a police-citizen encounter becomes a seizure only when the citizen yields to the show of police authority. The author contends that the Court's definition of a seizure alters, if not disposes of, the former definition, which defined seizure as the point at which a reasonable person, faced with a show of authority, no longer feels free to leave.

First Page

463

Last Page

496

Publication Date

5-1-1992

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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