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SUBJECTHOOD AND CITIZENSHIP: THE CONTEXT OF JAMES OTIS'S RADICAL CRITIQUE OF JOHN LOCKE

New England Quarterly, Sep 1, 1998, Vol.71(3), p.378 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    SUBJECTHOOD AND CITIZENSHIP: THE CONTEXT OF JAMES OTIS'S RADICAL CRITIQUE OF JOHN LOCKE
  • Author: Breen, T
  • Found In: New England Quarterly, Sep 1, 1998, Vol.71(3), p.378 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Writs -- History
  • Language: English
  • Description: Provincial lawyer John Otis criticised the general Writs of Assistance in a Boston courtroom in 1761, claiming that the constitutional powers of Parliament had been exceeded. The writs enabled private property to be searched for smuggled goods and allowed customs officials to operate without authorization. Otis claimed that the writs breeched the fundamental rights of British subjects.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0028-4866

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