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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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The Wilkes Cases: Search and Seizure in Great Britain, 1761–1776

The Wilkes Cases: Search and Seizure in Great Britain, 1761–1776

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(p.439) Chapter 19 The Wilkes Cases: Search and Seizure in Great Britain, 1761–1776
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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/9780195367195.003.0019

This chapter shows that between 1761 and 1776, the specific warrant moved to the center stage of events respecting search and seizure. Britons now realized not only that general warrants had to go, but that specific warrants should take their place. Politics underpinned this evolution of arrest and search warrants in Britain after 1763.

Keywords:   Wilkes affair, general warrant, specific warrant, British law, searches, seizures

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