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Probable Cause, Reasonable Suspicion, and Reasonableness Standards in the Context of the Fourth Amendment and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [January 30, 2006]   [open pdf - 134KB]

"This [memorandum] is in response to your request for a brief description of the Fourth Amendments probable cause, reasonable suspicion, and reasonableness standards. In over simplified terms, probable cause 'exist[s] where the known facts and circumstances are sufficient to warrant a man of reasonable prudence in the belief that contraband or evidence of a crime will be found,' Ornelas v. United States, 517 U.S. 690, 696 (1996); Illinois v. Gates, 462 U.S. 213, 238 (1983)."

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CRS Memorandum, January 30, 2006
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2006-01-30
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