blanket search warrant

blanket search warrant
A single warrant authorizing the search of more than one area or the seizure of everything found at a given location without specific authorization in the warrant, the latter being in violation of the requirements of the Fourth Amendment to U.S. Const. Marcus v. Search Warrants etc., 367 U.S. 717, 81 S.Ct. 1708, 6 L.Ed.2d 1127

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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