Politics/Law/Government

The New Constitution: Amendment VII – unreasonable search and seizure

The New Constitution

Amendment VII

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, homes, papers, data, 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.

Rationale

Here the fifth amendment from the original Bill of Rights is expanded by the inclusion of “data” to more explicitly safeguard electronic property. Taken together with Amendment VI, the New Constitution afford substantially strengthened protections against unwarranted snooping into the lives of citizens.

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Index: The New Constitution Series

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