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Curtilage

  • 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

Curtilage is a term used to refer to the area connected to, or immediately surrounding, a private dwelling. Just as the law regards an individual's home as “his castle,” courts recognize that individuals have heightened expectations of privacy in the area ...

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