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Sandford v. Nichols (Mass. 1816)

  • 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

Sandford v. Nichols, 13 Mass. 286 (1816), is an early case by the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, sitting in Plymouth and Bristol, which is notable for citing Fourth Amendment standards.

Thomas Sandford had appealed to the Court after a lower court in Bristol ...

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