The History of the Consent Exception to the Fourth Amendment Warrant Requirement

By | Minnesota DWI Defense Blog | January 23, 2015
The History of the Consent Exception to the Fourth Amendment Warrant Requirement

The Constitution didn’t come with built-in exceptions; courts have created them. It wasn’t until 1921, in Amos v. United States, that the United States Supreme Court first recognized the possibility of a consent exception to the Fourth Amendment Warrant Requirement. It took another 25 years, in Zap v. United States, for the Court to turn the possibility into a reality.