“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, 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.” The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
Common Law Background of the Fourth Amendment
Semayne’s Case 5 Coke's Rep. 91a, 77 Eng. Rep. 194 (K.B. 1604)
Richard Gresham and George Berisford shared a home in London. Berisford died and left his belongings to Peter Semayne. Semayne had to sue Gresham to ...