The Fourth Amendment: Origins and Original Meaning 602 - 1793

Hardcover | January 14, 2009

byWilliam J. Cuddihy

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The Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search and seizure provides the bulwark for police regulation and many other government functions in the United States. One of the most controversial rights in the Bill of Rights, this amendment is also among the most frequentlyadjudicated provisions of constitutional law. Yet its meaning has remained deeply contested, and the story of its origins is largely unknown. This book tells the full story of the Fourth Amendment's complex lineage, including its intellectual roots in England. This book has particular relevancetoday given the long list of controversial new surveillance measures undertaken by the government in recent years, including the USA Patriot Act and the NSA wiretapping program. The preface has been written by privacy expert Daniel Solove.

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The Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search and seizure provides the bulwark for police regulation and many other government functions in the United States. One of the most controversial rights in the Bill of Rights, this amendment is also among the most frequentlyadjudicated provisions of constitutional law. Yet it...

William Cuddihy is an independent scholar living in California.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1024 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195367197

ISBN - 13:9780195367195

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