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AMAECHI v. WEST, 00-1129

A search which results in an male law enforcement officer's hand slightly penetrating a woman's naked genitalia is not a reasonable search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, as highly intrusive without apparent justification, especially just oustide her home in full view of neighbors and family.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/09/2001
  • Published 01/09/2001

Judges

  • Before WILLIAMS and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and ANDERSON, Chief United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, sitting by designation.

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • ARGUED:  Robert S. Corish, Brandt, Jennings, Roberts, Davis & Snee, P.L.L.C., Falls Church, VA, for Appellant.  Victor Michael Glasberg, Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, Alexandria, VA, for Appellee. ON BRIEF:  John J. Brandt, Brandt, Jennings, Roberts, Davis & Snee, P.L.L.C., Falls Church, VA, for Appellant.  Kelly M. Baldrate, Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, Alexandria, VA, for Appellee.
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