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Published: 12 February 2009

1008 Pages

ISBN: 9780195367195

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The Fourth Amendment

Origins and Original Meaning 602 - 1791

William J. Cuddihy

  • Cited by the Supreme Court by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's as "one of the most exhaustive analyses of the original meaning of the Fourth Amendment ever undertaken." Veronia School Dist. v. Acton 515 U.S. 646, 669 (1995).
  • Provides historical context to recent events such as the passage of the USA-Patriot Act, the NSA surveillance program, new surveillance techniques, and the emergence of data mining. There is-and will be for the foreseeable future-extensive attention given to the Fourth Amendment as it is applied to new technologies.
  • Traces the American origins of the Fourth Amendment and the history leading up to its ratification, but also explores the origins of the relevant concepts in England.
  • Although never published before, this manuscript has been widely cited in journal articles and in judicial opinions.
  • The preface has been written by privacy expert Daniel Solove, Professor of Law at George Washington University School of Law.

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