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> That's been the common law since King Tut.

Common law started long after King Tut, and in any case the Constitution isn't overridden by common law where they conflict. While this particular issue has been controversial, there idea that you have no rights at the border is unsupportable either in the text of the Constitution or the case law, and you should feel cheated that you had two professors that did such an inexcusably bad job of explaining the law, if your description of their lessons is correct.

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