Why was the Fourth Amendment added to the Constitution?

1 Answer
Jan 27, 2017

The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.


It was added because it wouldn't be fair if police could search people without any real reason. Like let's say that there was a child drug lord and the sheriff gives a description of the kid. Now pretend that's a kid, who doesn't match the description at all, was walking home from school and sees a police officer. And the police officer says, " Your backpack is bulky." Or "Your hair looks weird" and follows it with "Let me see if you're carrying drugs." It doesn't make sense. All in all, the fourth amendment was made to protect your right to freedom.