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“Man's Home Is His Castle”

  • 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

A frequently repeated phrase in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence is the saying that “a man's home is his castle.” Although the concept has deep roots, the specific phrase appears to have originated from the English common law tradition and is often associated ...

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