Expanding The Protections Of The 4th Amendment

Law360, New York (February 3, 2012, 1:23 PM EST) -- The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, paper and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures,” and provides that no warrant shall issue with probable cause.

In a recent decision in Bank of America v. Hilsa L. Solis, 1:09-CV-2009 (D.D.C. Dec. 13, 2011), the court extended these protections to an Office of Federal Contract Compliance request for documents during an investigation into an employer’s employment practices under Executive Order No. 11246.

The ruling underscores...
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