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The Case against a Plain Feel Exception to the Warrant Requirement
The University of Chicago Law Review
Recently several courts have applied a new exception to the requirement that a search be authorized by a warrant in order to be reasonable under the fourth amendment. Referred to here as the "plain feel" exception, and modeled after the widely recognized "plain view" doctrine, this newly created exception to the warrant requirement has thwarted criminal defendants' attempts to suppress evidence on the ground that it is the product of an illegal search and seizure. 1 The exception essentiallydoi:10.2307/1599803 fatcat:3bcfvrdybnfklml2vgomemzgta