From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, "Bill of Rights of the United States of America (1791)", https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fourth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution&oldid=6008485, Amendments to the United States Constitution, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. The protections contained in the amendment have been determined less on the basis of what the Constitution says than according to what it has been interpreted to mean, and, as such, its constitutional meaning has inherently been fluid. It protects against arbitrary arrests, and is the basis of the law regarding search warrants, stop-and-frisk, safety inspections, wiretaps, and other forms of surveillance, as well as being central to many other criminal law topics and to privacy law. This is usually by a law enforcement officer who has sworn by it. 4th Amendment  - Search and Seizure - Fourth - 4th  - Fourth - Bill Of Rights - Summary - Definition - Constitution - Constitutional  - Meaning - Text - Process - History - American - Us - Usa - America - Dates - United States - Kids - 4th  - Fourth - Children - Schools - Homework - Important - Facts - Historical - Presidency - Fun - Interesting - Info - Information - 4th Amendment of the Constitution. The 4th Amendment is the 4th of 10 Constitutional amendments that make up the Bill of Rights, officially added to the US Constitution in 1791 after it was ratified in 1788. Special law enforcement concerns will sometimes justify highway stops without any individualized suspicion. For instance, your digital purchasing history may not count as protected private information, since it is already shared with credit card companies and banks, and therefore may not require a warrant. Associate Professor of Political Science, Queens University of Charlotte. google_ad_slot = "2293719254"; Redefine your inbox with Dictionary.com updates. 4th Amendment: Meaning of the Words of the Fourth Amendment,