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Running head: 4 th & 5 th AMENDMENT ANALYSIS 4 th & 5 th Amendment Analysis Felipe Duran Unit # 4 Individual Project American Intercontinental University Dr. Telesco 1
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4 th & 5 th AMENDMENT ANALYSIS Abstract The 4 th and 5 th amendments are important rights to American citizens. The fourth amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizures. It also stands for no warrant being issued unless there is probable cause. The fifth amendment protects citizens from not speaking to anybody unless under a grand jury. The fifth amendment is also now called “plead the fifth”. 2
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4 th & 5 th AMENDMENT ANALYSIS 4 th Amendment Case Example Weeks v. United States, 1914 In this case, officers in Kansas City, Missouri went to the residence of Fremont Weeks. The officers found a hidden key and used it to enter the residence. The police searched his home and took some personal belongings such as books, letters, and other items. The officers went into someone’s residence without a warrant. The items they retrieved were used in court to find the defendant guilty. They found him guilty of sending lottery tickets through the mail. Mr. Weeks felt like his rights were taken. He took this case to the supreme court. The judgement was reversed. The evidence that was collected when they searched Mr. Week’s home without a warrant was now inadmissible. Those officers did not have permission to enter his home without his knowledge. Under the Fourth
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  • Spring '14
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Petitioner Ashcraft

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