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:

    I asked my mother for fifty cents
    To see the elephant jump the fence.
    He jumped so high he reached the sky,
    And didn’t get back till the Fourth of July.
    —Unknown. I Asked My Mother (l. 1–4)

    During the Suffragette revolt of 1913 I ... [urged] that what was needed was not the vote, but a constitutional amendment enacting that all representative bodies shall consist of women and men in equal numbers, whether elected or nominated or coopted or registered or picked up in the street like a coroner’s jury. In the case of elected bodies the only way of effecting this is by the Coupled Vote. The representative unit must not be a man or a woman but a man and a woman.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)