Does recent legislation violate our constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment?
The Fourth Amendment guarantees the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Such persons shall not be violated, and no warrants shall be issued without probable cause. In the event that there is probable cause and a warrant is secured, such a warrant must be supported by Oath or affirmation. It must also describe the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985) A 14-year-old student was seen smoking in the lounge of a high school. Her purse was searched where both cigarettes and marijuana was found. As ...
In this posting, students will learn why the Fourth Amendment is known as the Privacy Amendment. They will also be able to identify the rights guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. Lastly, students will learn of legislation that challenges the Fourth Amendment.