James Madison’s Original Fourth Amendment


By: J.J. Jackson

James Madison’s Proposal for the Fourth Amendment:

“The rights of the people to be secured in their persons; their houses, their papers, and their other property, from all unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated by warrants issued without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, or not particularly describing the places to be searched, or the persons or things to be seized.” (James Madison’s proposal for a Bill of Rights)

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