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" It is a power that places the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer. "
Charles Sumner; His Complete Works: With Introduction by Hon. George Frisbie ... - Page 238
by Charles Sumner - 1900
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court - 1952
...means of exploring unexpressed beliefs, thoughts and emotions. 'That DOUGLAS, J., dissenting. 343 US places the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer' was said by James Otis of much lesser intrusions than these. To Lord Camden, a far slighter intrusion...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 445

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1979
...the fundamental principles of law, that ever was found in an English law book,' because they placed 'the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer.' The historic occasion of that denunciation, in 1761 at Boston, has been characterized as 'perhaps the...
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The life of James Otis, of Massachusetts

William Tudor - 1823 - 508 pages
...the same manner I rely on it, that the writ prayed for in this petition, being general, is illegal. It is a power, that places the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer. I say I admit that special writs of assistance, to search special places, may be granted to certain...
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The Library of American Biography, Volume 12

Jared Sparks - 1844
...the same manner, I rely on it, that the writ prayed for in this petition, being general, is illegal. It is a power that places the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer. I say, I admit that special writs of assistance, to search special places, may be granted to certain...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 204

Michigan. Supreme Court, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper - 1919
...and the fundamental principles of law, that ever was found in an English lawbook," since "they placed the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer." In a letter to William Tudor written March 29, 1817 (Life and Works of John Adams, Vol. 10, page 244),...
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American Eloquence: a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By the ..., Volume 1

1857
...the same manner I rely on it, that the writ prayed for in this petition, being general, is illegal. t effectually secured against the dunger of mal-administration, and that whenever any •Otii had lately been occupying the office of Advocate fewrslof the Crown, and bad resigned because...
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American Eloquence: a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By the ..., Volume 1

1857
...the same manner I rely on it, that the writ prayed for in this petition, being general, is illegal. It is a power that places the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer. • Otis had lately been occupying the office of Advócate General of the Crown, and bad resigned because...
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American Eloquence: A Collection of Speeches and Addresses, by the ..., Volume 1

Frank Moore - 1859
...In the same manner I rely on it, that the writ grayed for in this petition, being general, is legal. of fatal tendency. They serv • Otia bad lately been occupying tha office of Advocate General of the Crown, and bad resigned because...
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Works: With a Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Adams, Charles Francis Adams - 1865
...the same manner I rely on it, that the writ prayed for in this petition, being general, is illegal. It is a power, that places the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer. I say I admit that special writs of assistance, to search special places, may be granted to certain...
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A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative ...

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - 1868 - 720 pages
...the fundamental principles of law, that ever was found in an English law-book " ; since they placed " the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer." l All these matters are now a long way in the past ; but it has not been deemed unwise to repeat in...
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