Introduction The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is a limitation on

Introduction
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is a limitation on
both state and federal government power to make arrests, search people
and their property, and seize objects and contraband, such as illegal
drugs or weapons. These policy limits are the bedrock of search and
seizure law and are ultimately at the root of your right to privacy.
Preparation
Analyze the following U.S. Supreme Court case:
Carpenter v. United States [PDF].
Instructions
Write a 3–4 page paper in which you:
Prepare a two-page case brief of Carpenter v. United States and
the Supreme Court’s extension of Fourth Amendment protection to cell
phones and locations.
Use the Case Brief Template [DOCX].
Explain the dissenting opinions of Justices Gorsuch, Alito,
Thomas, and Kennedy, including your understanding of their arguments and
whether the arguments are valid.
Support your writing with at least three credible, relevant, and appropriate academic sources.
Write in an articulate and well-organized manner that is
grammatically correct and free of spelling, typographical, formatting,
and/or punctuation errors.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For
assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing
Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Review the limitations of the Fourth Amendment.

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