Boyd v. United States (1886)

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Boyd v. United States (1886)
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Date decided February 1, 1886


This case involved a subpoena for a business invoice. The government sought to show that the Boyd company had imported glass without paying the necessary customs duties.


Both the 4th and 5th Amendments to the US Constitution have been violated.


Justice Joseph Bradley cited the British case Entick v Carrington (1765) to support his judicial opinion.


A particularized warrant is needed to search a home.