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“Effects,” Fourth Amendment Protection of

  • 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

In listing “effects” along with “persons, houses, [and] papers” that are protected against “unreasonable searches and seizures,” the Framers of the Fourth Amendment were attempting to protect items of personal property that (in contrast to real property) individuals could carry or ...

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