The Pros And Cons Of The Fourth Amendment

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Although searches may be executed for the right cause, they may not be constitutional. The first ten amendments made to the Constitution were the Bill of Rights. These amendments were added so that all the states could ratify the Constitution and so citizens would have protections from the government. Of these ten amendments, was the Fourth Amendment. This amendment called for the protection of a person’s rights regarding security of themselves and their property. In court cases, courts are able to use their power of judicial review to interpret the Constitution and laws. They do this to assure that the Constitution and federal laws are being followed correctly. The interpretations made may not always be true to the text or maybe even just a part of it. In regards to the Fourth Amendment made to the Constitution, the Supreme Court both does and does not interpret the amendment accurately. They do so accurately in the Mapp v. Ohio case and inaccurately in the Wolf v. Colorado case. Most of the decisions in the cases that deal with the Fourth Amendment have an accurate, agreeable interpretation. Mapp v. Ohio was a case in which “Dollree Mapp was convicted of possessing obscene materials after an admittedly illegal police search of her home for a fugitive. She appealed her conviction on the basis of freedom of expression” (Oyez). Mapp started the case as an argument of a violation of her First Amendment rights. That was dismissed quickly and the case was redirected toward

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