This Comment will review the origins of the vagrancy law and its traditional abuses. It will then examine decisions discussing the vagrancy law's constitutionality under the Due Process clause void-for-vagueness doctrine and the courts' attempted remedy of explicit standards as to place, scope, or purpose. The remainder of this Comment will discuss the constitutionality of these revised vagrancy laws under the Fourth Amendment's prohibition of unreasonable seizures.
Anenson, T. Leigh
"Another Casualty of the War . . . Vagrancy Laws Target the Fourth Amendment,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 26
, Article 7.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol26/iss3/7