Fourth Amendment

By- Alessandra Rosalez

Definition of the Fourth Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searcher 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 sized.

Description of the Fourth Amendment:

Historical Background: The Fourth Amendment is include in the constitution because James Madison had wrote the Fourth Amendment and using Otis ideas to make the Fourth Amendments and becomes amendments on December 15,1791

Shorter version of the Fourth Amendment: That people have the rights to keep there stuff private and so that the officer can't search your stuff unless something is wrong.

Supreme court case:

case name- United State V. Leon '

Background case- Leon was sent to court for drugs possession. But the drugs obtained by the police was ruled to be invalid because of an honest mistake.

Court decision and its rationale- The court reversed the decision of the evidence being invalid if the officer acted reasonably. This lead to the rule called the Leon good-faith exception.

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