In McCabe v. Life-Line Ambulance Service, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit extended the administrative search exception to the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches. The suit alleged a novel violation of the ban in the form of a warrantless involuntary commitment procedure. However, the court found that the procedure fit neatly within the exception and declined to extend Fourth Amendment protection to involuntary commitments.
"McCabe v. Life-Line Ambulance Service: Another Extension of the Over-Extended Administrative Search Exception,"
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