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In re Pacific Ry. Comm'n

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In re Pacific Ry. Comm'n, 32 F. 241, 250 (Ct. Cl. 1887).

Court of Claims Proceedings Edit

The court made a strong statement on personal privacy:

Of all the rights of the citizen, few are of greater importance or more essential to his peace and happiness than the right of personal security, and that involves, not merely protection of his person from assault, but exemption of his private affairs, books, and papers from the inspection and scrutiny of others. Without the enjoyment of this right, all other rights would lose half their value.

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