In examining the vitality of the open fields doctrine, this note will consider the development of the doctrine, the controversy caused by the Katz v. United States opinion, and the Oliver decision itself. Weaknesses in the majority's analysis will be discussed and alternative approaches will be given. According to the Supreme Court in Oliver, open fields are not entitled to fourth amendment protections, nor are expectations of privacy within those fields deemed reasonable.
T. Michael Godley, Criminal Procedure - Oliver and the Open Fields Doctrine - Oliver v. United States, 7 Campbell L. Rev. 253 (1984).