June 27, 2013

The Incredible Shrinking Fourth?

Gangsters, hucksters, drug dealers, an aquatic madman, a strange-acting mother. They all have helped in their own way to define what is and what isn't fair under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This Amendment protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures. What does that mean? We discuss the history of the Amendment and the concept behind it, and ask if, in modern times, with modern communications and threats, the rights in the 4th are shrinking...or not.