Fourth Amendment

Fourth Amendment may refer to the:

  • Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures
  • Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, which lowered the voting age from twenty-one to eighteen
    • Fourth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1968, a failed attempt to amend the Irish constitution by abolishing proportional representation elections
  • Constitution Alteration (Social Services) Act, 1946, the fourth amendment to the Constitution of Australia, which extended the powers of the federal government over social services
  • Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of South Africa, which made technical changes related to the election of provincial legislature and the National Council of Provinces

Famous quotes containing the words fourth and/or amendment:

    We are playing with fire when we skip the years of three, four, and five to hurry children into being age six.... Every child has a right to his fifth year of life, his fourth year, his third year. He has a right to live each year with joy and self-fulfillment. No one should ever claim the power to make a child mortgage his today for the sake of tomorrow.
    James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century)

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