Although the Supreme Court had applied the Fourth Amendment to state administrative searchesi involving municipal fire, health and housing inspection programs, the Court's position as to the applicability of the Fourth Amendment to federal administrative codes and procedures was unclear. The Supreme Court settled that question in Marshall u. Barlow's Inc., 436 U.S. 307 (1978).
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