In recent years the Supreme Court has expanded the plain view exception to the warrant requirement by relaxing the prior valid intrusion and the inadvertency requirements. This article examines the resulting confusion in the state courts and identifies areas where judicial clarification is needed.
Wallin, Howard E.
"The Uncertain Scope of the Plain View Doctrine,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 16
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol16/iss2/4