Constitutional and Criminal Law Procedure – 4th Amendment 1-Hour
This course covers remedies for constitutional violations; an overview of the Fourth Amendment, also known as the search and seizure amendment; and the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule, which covers police practices like arrests, automobile stops, and warrantless searches. Students will study the Fourth Amendment with its remedies rather than its substantive aspects. Discussing remedies up front helps us better appreciate the stakes involved in constitutional litigation. Also, the exclusionary rule—the main remedy for Fourth Amendment violations—has been the most controversial Fourth Amendment issue. Understanding the exclusionary rule is essential for understanding the Supreme Court’s Fourth Amendment interpretations.