• Entry
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Banks v. Farwell (Mass. 1838)

  • 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

Banks v. Farwell, 21 Pick. 156 (1838), is an early case by the Supreme Court in Massachusetts, meeting in Middlesex, that addressed the rights of arresting officers to search for stolen property. Plymton, a constable, and Nathaniel P. Banks, a police ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles