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" ... No right is held more sacred, or is more carefully guarded, by the common law, than the right of every individual to the possession and control of his own person, free from all restraint or interference of others, unless by clear and unquestionable... "
A Treatise on the Law of Torts, Or, The Wrongs which Arise Independent of ... - Page 31
by Thomas McIntyre Cooley - 1888 - 899 pages
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Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry

Thomas Szasz - Political Science - 2003 - 237 pages
...individual to possession and control of his own person, free from all restraint or interference of others... The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity: to be let alone."22 In 1928, Justice Louis D. Brandeis repeated that famous phrase, stating: "The makers of our...
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The Right to Privacy: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Richard A. Glenn - Law - 2003 - 399 pages
...clear and unquestionable authority of law" (141 US at 251). Justice Gray then quoted Thomas Cooley: "The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity: to be let alone." The Sanctity of Confidential Communications. From the outset, American law recognized the importance of...
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Public Women, Public Words: A Documentary History of American Feminism, Volume 2

Dawn Keetley, John Pettegrew - Social Science - 2005 - 566 pages
...interference of others unless by clear and unquestionable authority of law. As well said by Judge Cooley, 'The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity: to be let alone.'" Union Pac. Ry. v. Botsford, 141 US 250, 251 ( 1 891), quoted in Terry v. Ohio, 392 US 1, 8-9(1968)....
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Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Elizabeth Price Foley - History - 2008 - 304 pages
...interference of others, unless by clear and unquestionable authority of law. As well said by Judge Cooley, 'The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity: to be let alone.'"51 The Botsford Court referred only to the common law right of bodily autonomy, because the...
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Biology Unmoored: Melanesian Reflections on Life and Biotechnology

Sandra Bamford - Social Science - 2007 - 245 pages
...interference of others, unless by a clear and unquestionable authority of law. As well said by Judge Cooley, 'The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity; to be let alone' " (Union Pacific Railway v. Botsford [1891], quoted in Bordo 1993: 72). Indeed, the right to bodily...
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Enterprise Information Systems VII

Chin-Sheng Chen, Joaquim Filipe, Isabel Seruca, Josť Cordeiro - Computers - 2007 - 265 pages
...right to privacy and that the same is a personal right growing out of the inviolability of the person. The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity, to be let alone" (See Ballentine Law Dictionary, 1969). In the context of informational privacy, passive freedom means...
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Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and ...

James A. Blackburn, Catherine N. Dulmus - Psychology - 2007 - 600 pages
...interference of others, unless by clear and unquestionable authority of law."5 That is, quoting Judge Cooley, "The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity; to be 1 Precedent is defined as "the making of law by a court in recognizing and applying new rules while...
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Handbook of Biometrics

Anil K. Jain, Patrick Flynn, Arun A. Ross - Computers - 2007 - 556 pages
...treatise on torts, included "the right to be let alone" as a class of tort rights, contending that "the right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity." Echoing and popularizing Cooley 's phrase, Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis, in their landmark...
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Computer Security, Privacy, and Politics: Current Issues, Challenges, and ...

Ramesh Subramanian - Computers - 2008 - 342 pages
...earlier notion that Thomas Mclntyre Cooley articulated in his Treatise of the Law of Torts (1879): "The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity: to be let alone" (Cooley, 1879, p. 29). Cooley, in turn, had found this right as a logical correlate to the right to...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme ..., Volume 145

Iowa. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1910
...from others, unless by clear and unquestionable authority of law. As is well said by Judge Cooley: "The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity; to be let alone." Cooley on Torts, 33. Whether an injured person shall submit to a further mutilation of his person is...
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