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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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The End of Privacy: The Attack on Personal Rights at Home, at Work, On-Line ...

Charles J. Sykes - Political Science - 1999 - 304 pages
...to be let alone." That honor goes to Judge Thomas M. Cooley, whose treatise on torts insisted that "the right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity to be let alone. . . .'>25 Although the constitutional right to privacy grew out of outrage against tyrannical overreaching...
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Synthesis: Legal Reading, Reasoning, and Writing

Deborah A. Schmedemann, Christina L. Kunz - Forensic oratory - 1999 - 560 pages
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Ideas, Ideologies, and Social Movements: The United States Experience Since 1800

Peter A. Coclanis, Stuart Weems Bruchey, Stuart BRUCHEY - History - 1999 - 231 pages
...However, the strong, straightforward, and single-minded articulation of the right to bodily integrity, "'the right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity: to be let alone/" as expressed by a justice of the Supreme Court more than a hundred years ago, applies almost entirely...
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Fatal Freedom: The Ethics and Politics of Suicide

Thomas Szasz, United States - Medical - 1999 - 177 pages
...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."4 In 1928, Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) repeated that now-famous phrase...
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Biometrics: Personal Identification in Networked Society

Anil Jain, Ruud Bolle, Sharath Pankanti - Computers - 1999 - 411 pages
...hls treatise on torts, included "the right to be let alone" as a class of ton rights, contending that "the right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity." Echoing and popularizutg Cooley's phrase. Warren and Brandeis, in their classic article written over...
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Ethical Challenges in the Management of Health Information

Laurinda B. Harman - Medical - 2001 - 387 pages
...privacy rights was Judge Thomas Cooley's ( 1 888) Treatise on the Law of Torts, which suggested that the "right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity: to be let alone" (p. 29). In contrast to privacy, which historically has been used to refer to protection against unwanted...
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Rattling The Cage: Toward Legal Rights For Animals

Steven Wise - Law - 2000 - 362 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."49 Immunities insulate a person from the scholars' struggle over mental capacity that may plague...
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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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