When does the public violate your Fourth Amendment rights?

The Fourth Amendment is implicated by government action and not that of private citizens. The test to determine if a private citizen’s search is government action is: “whether [the private citizen] in light of all the circumstances of the case, must be regarded as having acted as an ‘instrument’ or agent of the state.” Coolidge v. NH, 408 U.S. 433, 487 (1971).

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