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Wells v. Jackson (Va. 1811)

  • 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

Wells v. Jackson, 17 Va. 458 (1811), is an early decision by the Virginia Supreme Court that invokes both that state's tenth amendment and the U.S. Fourth Amendment in explaining warrant requirements.

The case arose when Edward Jackson appeared before a justice ...

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