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Thompson v. State (Ala. 1854)

  • 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

Thompson v. State, 25 Ala. 43 (Ala. 1854), is an antebellum case from the Supreme Court of Alabama that provides insight into southern practices relative to searches and seizures of slave properties, especially when such searches were initiated by private ...

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