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Otis, James

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

James Otis (1725–1783) was a Massachusetts lawyer whose opposition to British policies contributed significantly to American revolutionary thought. He is best known for his advocacy in Paxton's Case (Mass. 1761). Although James Otis was not included in ...

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