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Commonwealth v. Reynolds (Mass. 1876)

  • 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. Reynolds, 120 Mass. 190 (1876), expounded the application of the common-law principle “a man's house is his castle” and has been cited in cases dealing with the Fourth Amendment rights of third parties who are subjected to searches.

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