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International Bioterrorism Search and Seizure Issues: A Comparative Analysis of American and French Search and Seizure Law as it Relates to the Global War on Terror

Christopher Jeansonne

This Article will focus on the Plague as a biological weapon to be used in a bioterrorism attack. Two different hypotheticals will be discussed in Part II regarding bioterrorism threats at airports in both the United States and France. Emerging technologies in biological warfare detection are discussed in Part III. United States search and seizure law will be discussed in Part IV, while French search and seizure law will be detailed in Part V. Part VI of this Article will analyze the differences between both country’s law enforcement agents and their ability to combat bioterrorism threats in their respective countries. Finally, this Article will discuss which country is better prepared to face a potential bioterrorism attack through its airport security procedures, anti-terrorism measures, biosecurity laws, and search and seizure laws and limitations.

Published Online: 2012-3-7

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