The Second Amendment And The Fourteenth Amendment Essay

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Out of the Twenty Seven Amendments in the American Constitution, the first ten known as the Bill of Rights, are arguably the most important to the American people. With the exception of the thirteenth and the fourteenth Amendments abolishing slavery and making ever persons born or naturalized in the United States a wholesome member of the United States and under the protection of the Constitution. The fourth Amendment is clear as it defines The right of the people are 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, particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized. (U.S Const., amend. IV.) The fourth Amendment is the most important tool and most commonly used Amendment in law enforcement today. It is a like a double edged sword sometimes when dealing with criminals and their illegitimate activity. Even though they are criminals and what they are doing is breaking the law, they too have rights that protect them from the government and their grasp. All of the cases that are brought before the Supreme Court for another look at the case are because the defendant believes their rights have been violated. When dealing with people and their personal effects, the words used can be very difficult to fully comprehend without any legal guidance. The question here is what is the
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