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Lesson 10: Fourth Amendment – General Principles

Fourth Amendment

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.

Learning Outcomes:


  1. Read the National Constitution Center on the Fourth  Amendment.
  2. Watch the Kahn Academy video on the Fourth Amendment.
  3. Watch “Shifting Scales”, a non-partisan research project conducted by Oyez that discusses how the Roberts Court has been interpreting the fourth amendment.

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