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Phrase of the Week - Elephant in the Matchbox Doctrine

Elephant in the Matchbox Doctrine

British Columbia

American courts sometimes refer to ... the elephant in the matchbox doctrine, i.e., a warrant to search for an elephant does not authorize the police to look inside a matchbox.

R. v. Vu |  (WestlawNext Canada)
2011 CarswellBC 3551 at para. 47 |  (Westlaw Canada)
Frankel J.A.
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