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Benson, Egbert

  • By: Alvin K. Benson
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

During the First Congress, Egbert Benson (1746–1833) proposed a change to James Madison's original wording of the Fourth Amendment that was subsequently passed to transform the amendment's meaning.

Born in New York City, Egbert Benson studied law, was admitted to the bar, ...

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