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The fourth Amendment of the Constitution The fourth amendment to the US constitution was adopted as part of the Bill of Rights in 1791 This amendment forbids any person especially those directly associated with the government to search a persons home businesses or things to be seized without a warrant obtained by using due process When the beginning government of the United States came to be the fourth amendment stated that 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 US Const Art 4 Sec 4 With the 4th Amendment there has to be a reason to believe that the object being searchedseized for is at the place where the search warrant is issued The passing of the Patriotic Bill of 2001 by Pres Bush after terrorist attacks to the US has changed what the 4th Amendment is all about People are losing their rights as citizens by trailing their invasion of privacy in the following examples First telephone and internet conversations between two parties could be listened or read by someone else without knowing about it and secondly searching residence without a search warrant obtained by a judge following due process is no longer necessary if someone is labeled as a domestic threat to the nation According to Pres Bushs Patriotic Act Bill courts are required to order the installation of a pen register and a trap and trace device to track both telephone and internet dialing routing addressing signaling information and content to obtain information ongoing criminal investigation By intercepting all forms of Internet and telephone activity the government wants to make it easier to seize the groups and individuals involve in terrorism However in an opposite
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