4th Amendment

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The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house ,paper, 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 things to be seized.


Mapp v. Ohio

The police went to Dollre Mapp's house, suspecting that a suspect maybe involved with a bombing was in there. They didn't have a search warrant. Therefore they could not enter. They came back with a warrant. They found evidence that the suspect was once there , so she got arrested for have association with him.

create your own case

There was a few highschoolers throwing a party. One of the neighbors filed a noise complaint. When the police showed up they suspected the use of marijuana. The police went inside the house. They found no possession of marijuana. However they did not have any evidence or a warrant to search the house. That's how the 4th amendment came into play. That was an invasion of privacy.


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Galiano, Dean. Fourth Amendment : Unreasonable Search and Seizure. New York: Rosen Central, 2011. .

"Fourth Amendment Violation?" KETK. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.