constitution* AND curtilage AND search* AND warrant*However, that search returns 1,000+ results and the terms could be anywhere within the opinion. If I want cases that discuss these keywords close together, I can narrow down my search by using the proximity operator. When I do this, the terms will be within several words of each other. To use the proximity operator, simply put a w/ or just a / and a number between 2 and 50 between the words you want to be close to each other. In this case, I want the terms to be within 25 words of each other. Here's my new search:
constitution* w/25 search* w/25 curtilage w/25 warrant*This search, even across all jurisdictions, gives me 299 results, which is a lot easier to review than 1,000! For more tips on Boolean searches, sign up here for one of our webinars.
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