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Commonwealth v. Griffith (Mass. 1823)

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Commonwealth v. Griffith, 19 Mass. 11; 2 Pick. 22 (1823), is a case in which the supreme court of Massachusetts had to decide whether the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 violated the search and seizure provisions of the Fourth Amendment.

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