Fourth Amendment

Constitutional Conversation

Can the Government provide security from terrorism and protect the individual rights of citizens?

So what does it mean to be searched and does there always have to be probable cause? If the fourth amendment is written to ensure that no government shall impede the rights of a person, then where does the responsibility of the government come into play in keeping people safe and secure?

Jeffrey Rosen on the Fourth Amendment and Privacy

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains the origins of the Constitution's protections against unreasonable searches and seizures..

Interpretations of the The Fourth Amendment

What the Fourth Amendment Fundamentally Requires

Barry Friedman By Barry Friedman

In the Supreme Court’s decisions interpreting the Fourth Amendment, there are a lot of cross-cutting arguments. 

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The Future of the Fourth Amendment

Orin Kerr By Orin Kerr

The biggest challenge ahead for the Fourth Amendment is how it should apply to computers and the Internet.  

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Timeline of The Fourth Amendment

Instructional Materials on this Topic

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