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Published by Washington Internship Program, Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy, Clark College in Atlanta .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Searches and seizures -- United States.,
  • Warrants (Law) -- United States.,
  • Searches and seizures -- Washington (D.C.),
  • Warrants (Law) -- Washington (D.C.)

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Edition Notes

Statementby Gerald Syrkett.
ContributionsSouthern Center for Studies in Public Policy.
LC ClassificationsKF9630.Z9 S9
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p. ;
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4933728M
LC Control Number76360637

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