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Limits on Warrantless Searches Of Body Cavities Are Defined

, New York Law Journal

Absent exigent circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before removing suspicious objects from the body cavities of suspects, a divided Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. Although the dissenters on the 4-3 panel warned of creating burdensome new requirements for drug investigators, the majority decided that precedents demanded additional Fourth Amendment protections for suspects subject to manual cavity searches.

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