Amendment 4

The Right to not have our house searched.

What it Says!

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Lets Get More Into the 4th Amendment!


Amendment 4 prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause. one of the reasons the 4th Amendment is so important is that it is reflective of the Colonists' own experiences. The Colonists were outraged on many levels that British soldiers could enter their homes, seize their belongings, or search their property without any probable cause or authentic paperwork. The fact that warrant-less and groundless searches became so prevalent is one reason why the 4th Amendment strictly states that justification and authentication must accompany all searches and investigation of property and belongings. A case called Mapp v. Ohio expanded the rules of Amendment 4. I think that if it is an emergency to go into peoples house than it's fine.
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