Accession Number : AD1022980


Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command And Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Brandt,Bradley L

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : When the Bill of Rights was crafted by our Founding Fathers, they felt impelled to include the Fourth Amendment to protect American citizens from unreasonable search and seizures unless probable cause was justified and a warrant issued. As politics, public opinion and technology evolved over the next two hundred years, the interpretation of the Fourth Amendment has also evolved and been continuously debated by Americans and all three branches of the government. Recently, the top-secret surveillance programs of the National Security Agency (NSA) has again brought the constitutional protections of the Fourth Amendment to the forefront of national debate.

Descriptors :   Surveillance , intelligence community (united states) , national security , united states government , Constitutional law , terrorism

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE