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The Case for the Third-Party Doctrine

@article{Kerr2008TheCF,
  title={The Case for the Third-Party Doctrine},
  author={Orin S. Kerr},
  journal={Michigan Law Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={107},
  pages={561-601}
}
This article offers a defense of the Fourth Amendment's third-party doctrine, the controversial rule that knowingly revealing information to a third party relinquishes Fourth Amendment protection in that information. Fourth Amendment scholars have repeatedly attacked the rule on the ground that it is unpersuasive on its face and gives the government too much power. This article responds that critics have overlooked the benefits of the rule and have overstated its weaknesses.The third-party… 

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