Thursday, March 09, 2006

That quaint Fourth Amendment


U.S. Constitution: Fourth Amendment
Fourth Amendment - Search and Seizure

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


Young Son:
Mommy why did that policeman in the old movie have to say court order and then give the guilty man a piece of paper before he went into his house?

Mother:
Well...I think they use to have to do it like that a long time ago.

Young Son:
You mean they don't have to do that way anymore?

Mother:
No sweety, not any more. The government already knows who the bad people are - they don't need to bother those judges at the court and ask them to write it on a piece of paper.

Young Son:
Oh. When did they change the rule Mommy?

Mother:
I'm not really sure.


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