Fourth Amendment IQ
The Fourth Amendment
Personal privacy is at the heart of the Fourth Amendment. It establishes the need for warrants and protects Americans from “unreasonable searches and seizures.” The Fourth Amendment attempts to protect our personal privacy while preventing crime. And our ever-changing society makes this an ever-relevant issue.
The text of this amendment reads, “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.”
What year was the Fourth Amendment ratified?
What right is protected under the Fourth Amendment?
Protection against unreasonable search and seizure
Freedom of speech
The right to a fair trial
What does “seizure” mean?
To take away
To create a large crater
To grant a freedom
What four areas are “secure” according to the Fourth Amendment?
Persons, pets, children, effects
Persons, houses, papers, effects
Houses, papers, cars, property
Who issues a warrant?
The owner of the house
According to the text of the amendment, what must exist to issue a warrant?
What is “probable cause”?
Video evidence of wrongdoing
Suspicion that criminal activity is taking place
Witness accounts of wrongdoing
According to the ruling in Katz v. U.S. (1967), what does the Fourth Amendment protect?
People, places, and things
People, not places
What is the Exclusionary Rule?
A person is excluded from proceedings if they are ill
Any evidence gathered unconstitutionally, cannot be used in court
A juror can be excluded from jury duty
T/F Student searches by school officials have been outlawed by the Supreme Court.
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