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Ker v. Illinois (1886)

  • 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

Ker v. Illinois, 119 U.S. 436 (1886), is a Supreme Court decision that served as a key precedent for United States v. Alvarez-Marchain (1992), which permits seizures in foreign countries. Ker reveals that the legality of seizures in foreign countries is ...

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