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TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Jurisdiction 1 Statement of the Case 1-7 Question Presented 7-8 Summary of Argument 8-11 Analysis of Issue 1 11-12 Analysis of Issue 2 13-14 Conclusion 14-15 TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Cases Arizona vs Hicks 480 US 321 1987 Certiorari 506 US 814 1992 Illinois vs Andreas 463 US 765 1983 Mapp vs Ohio 367 US 643 1961 Michigan vs Long 463 US 1032 n 16 1983 Terry vs Ohio 392 US 1 1968 Texas vs Brown 460 US 730 1983 US Constitution Fourth Amendment Plain Touch Doctrine JURISDICTION The Minnesota Supreme Court found the respondent Timothy Dickerson guilty of the possession of cocaine The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the decision The Supreme Court of the United States of America granted certiorari and found that contraband detected through touch shall be admissible in court This was affirmed on June 7 1993 STATEMENT OF THE CASE On the night of November 9 1989 two Minneapolis law enforcement officers were patrolling an area on the citys north side in a marked squad car At 815 pm one of the patrolling police officers noticed the defendant Timothy Dickerson leaving a twelve-unit apartment building on Morgan Avenue North This particular officer had often responded to calls from this building in the past regarding different drug violations The building had notoriously been referred to as a crack house and this is partially why the officers assumed there were illegal actions occurring when the respondent was leaving the location According to information released
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