- Words: 3153
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 90519383
The Future of the Exclusionary Rule
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, otherwise known as the Bill of Rights, were designed to protect citizens against abusive state power. These protections include preventing the government from entering and seizing property without just cause or stripping citizens of their rights without due process (Oaks 665). These protections are encoded within the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S.