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Boyd v. United States (1886)

  • 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

Boyd v. United States, 116 U.S. 616 (1886), is one of the earliest and most important Fourth and Fifth Amendment decisions. At issue was a customs law enacted in 1874, modifying prior laws from 1863 and 1867, in which E. A. ...

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