A 20 Year Period On The Supreme Court’s Decisions Concerning Search and Seizure

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/594824
Title:
A 20 Year Period On The Supreme Court’s Decisions Concerning Search and Seizure
Authors:
Augustin, Rudson
Abstract:
This thesis evaluates the past rulings of the United States Supreme Court in order to determine whether or not a shift occurred within the area of search and seizure since September 11, 2001. Fifty-six cases are used to evaluate a possible shift—28 cases pre-September 11th and 28 cases post-September 11th. September 11th is chosen because that is when the debate between privacy and security began. The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act) is used to analyze the aesthetics of the ongoing debate. This research examines the directionality of the decisions based on ideology to determine if there is a shift in the court’s rulings after September 11th. A t-test is used in order to evaluate the pre- and post-September 11th cases. The differences between the two time periods indicate that there is no statistically significant difference between pre- and post-September 11th. This result matters because it demonstrates that September 11th has no noticeable effect on the Supreme Court’s rulings regarding search and seizure.
Affiliation:
Department of Political Science
Issue Date:
Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/594824
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en_US
Series/Report no.:
Fall; 2015
Appears in Collections:
Honors Program Theses

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dc.contributor.authorAugustin, Rudsonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T20:20:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-25T20:20:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/594824en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis evaluates the past rulings of the United States Supreme Court in order to determine whether or not a shift occurred within the area of search and seizure since September 11, 2001. Fifty-six cases are used to evaluate a possible shift—28 cases pre-September 11th and 28 cases post-September 11th. September 11th is chosen because that is when the debate between privacy and security began. The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act) is used to analyze the aesthetics of the ongoing debate. This research examines the directionality of the decisions based on ideology to determine if there is a shift in the court’s rulings after September 11th. A t-test is used in order to evaluate the pre- and post-September 11th cases. The differences between the two time periods indicate that there is no statistically significant difference between pre- and post-September 11th. This result matters because it demonstrates that September 11th has no noticeable effect on the Supreme Court’s rulings regarding search and seizure.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFallen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2015en
dc.rightsCopyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law.en
dc.subjectPrivacyen
dc.subjectPATRIOT Acten
dc.subjectSupreme Court cases (New York, N.Y.)en
dc.titleA 20 Year Period On The Supreme Court’s Decisions Concerning Search and Seizureen_US
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen
dc.description.advisorHunter, Lanceen
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