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Ex Parte Burford (1806)

  • 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

Ex Parte Burford, 7 U.S. (3 Cranch) 448 (1806), is one of the rare nineteenth-century cases in which the U.S. Supreme Court mentioned the warrants clause of the Fourth Amendment in invalidating an incarceration. John Atkins Burford had been committed to ...

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