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4th Amendment

Text of the Fourth Amendment


The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed by ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. It is key in protecting US citizens against unreasonable search and seizure.

Text of the 4th Amendment

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.

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