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The Fourth AmendmentOrigins and Original Meaning 602 - 1791$
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William J. Cuddihy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195367195

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367195.001.0001

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Colonial Searches by the Customs Services of England and Great Britain, to 1760 1

Colonial Searches by the Customs Services of England and Great Britain, to 1760 1

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(p.253) Chapter 11 Colonial Searches by the Customs Services of England and Great Britain, to 17601
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The Fourth Amendment
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William J. Cuddihy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367195.003.0011

This chapter shows that customs searches provided the first inducement to an American acceptance of English attitudes against promiscuous search and seizure. Unlike searches and seizures under colonial law, those by the royal customs officers involved substantial violence and bred intense resentment.

Keywords:   colonial law, search and seizure, customs searches

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