Boyd v. United States (1886)

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

Facts

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.

Holding

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

Reasons

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

Rule

A particularized warrant is needed to search a home.