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?

Jeffery Rosen On The Fourth Amendment And Privacy

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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Common Interpretation of The Fourth Amendment

By Barry Friedman and Orin Kerr

According to the Fourth Amendment, the people have a right “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” This right limits the power of the police to seize and search people, their property, and their homes. 

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Timeline of The Fourth Amendment

Instructional Materials on this Topic

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