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Against that powerful engine of despotism

Author: Bruce A Newman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This provision [the Fourth Amendment] seems indispensable to the full enjoyment of the rights of personal security, personal liberty, and private property. It is little more than the affirmance of a great constitutional doctrine of the common law. Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution."--Page [v].
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Newman
ISBN: 0761836551 9780761836551
OCLC Number: 123232098
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Dallas, 2000.
Description: xvii, 128 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The original understanding: the colonial experience --
The philosophy of the founders --
Search and seizure in early American law --
Searches in public areas: the early twentieth century --
Searches in public areas: the late twentieth century --
The new deal and commercial searches --
The rise of the administrative state and the return of the general warrant.
Responsibility: Bruce A. Newman.
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This work argues that the original intent of the Fourth Amendment was subverted due to a significant shift in the concept of justice among many political and legal thinkers in the twentieth century.  Read more...

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