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The Promise of Things to Come: Anticipatory Warrants in Texas

Gerald S. Reamey

St. Mary's University School of Law

January 24, 2013

Baylor Law Review, Forthcoming

While the U.S. Supreme Court has settled the question of the constitutionality of anticipatory search warrants, Texas has no statutory provision regulating the issuance of such warrants. Similarly, state appellate courts have contributed almost nothing to the question of whether such warrants are acceptable under Texas procedural law or, if they are, under what circumstances. As the use of such warrants grows in the state, these issues require attention. This article begins that discussion, reviewing existing law and proposing interpretations of current statutes as well as proposing others.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: Texas criminal procedure, search and seizure, anticipatory search warrants, anticipatory warrant, search, criminal procedure

JEL Classification: K14

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Date posted: January 25, 2013 ; Last revised: February 9, 2013

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Reamey, Gerald S., The Promise of Things to Come: Anticipatory Warrants in Texas (January 24, 2013). Baylor Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2206584 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2206584

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