May 2011 Issue
The Fourth Amendment is one of the cornerstones of the American Bill of Rights, safeguarding individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures.
This right was of central importance to our nation's founders, yet some argue, has been reduced a mere technicality in contemporary courts.
Why did the founders value this right? What constitutes a "reasonable" search or seizure? How have these ideas changed over time, particularly with the evolution of technology?