Brinegar v. United States 338 U.S. 160 (1949)

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BRINEGAR v. UNITED STATES 338 U.S. 160 (1949)

In Brinegar the Supreme Court reaffirmed and broadened the rule in carroll v. united states (1925) authorizing search of an automobile on the road where probable cause exists to believe it contains contraband. The Court ignored the lack of congressional authorization for the warrantless search, a factor present, and emphasized, in Carroll.

Jacob W. Landynski