Fourth amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures has long been held a barrier to the use of trickery by the government; yet government officials, in their combat against modern sophisticated crimes, have voiced a need to employ some types of misrepresentation. Governmental deception, once forbidden by by the courts, has become a common occurrence. The author discusses the tension created by this circumstance and traces the solutions offered by the courts.
Richard E. Warner,
Governmental Deception In Consent Searches,
34 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol34/iss1/5