Running head: Fourth Amendment
An Assessment of
Ethical Theory and the Fourth Amendment
Fourth Amendment 2
The Fourth Amendment is a part of the original amendments known as the Bill of Rights. Fourth Amendment protected people from unreasonable search and seizure. This right to personal privacy has been fought in many cases to preserve the individual’s right to the natural right of liberty and property. . Modern technology complicates the application of the fourth amendment right to protect a person’s privacy. These rights were held at the federal level only. This change of thought was made under the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868 but did not affect the earlier amendments until 1925 when the US Supreme Court decided that some rights were so fundamental that the concept of due process must apply to the states. This application of due process of the Fourteenth Amendment is now called the incorporation doctrine. As we look closer into the Fourth and how ethical ideals shape the decisions and the role technology plays in the development and use of the Fourth Amendment.
Fourth Amendment 3
Modern Approach to the Fourth Amendment
Our founding fathers established the Bill of Rights and later additional amendments as limitation of powers on the federal in order to protect the natural rights of liberty and property. One of the Bill of Rights was the Fourth Amendment which protected people from unreasonable search and seizure. This right to personal privacy has been fought in many cases to preserve the individual’s right to the natural right of liberty and property. Modern technology complicates the application of the fourth amendment right to protect a person’s privacy. The basic right provided safeguards during searches and detentions but in the ever improving world of technology what was once a “safe” area can now be seen without an individual’s knowledge.... [continues]
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