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When is a warrant not required?

a. Random drug testing of civilian defense industry workers
b. Searches of the homes of public officials
c. Searches of homes of people who are on probation
d. Random searches of homes in high-crime neighborhoods

About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 2834, When Warrants Are Not Required
Today we learn when warrants are not required.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2833, Alternatives to the Exclusionary Rule
Today we explore three suggestions for dealing with police misconduct that avoids losing valuable evidence in court.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2832, Deterring Police Misconduct
The exclusionary rule was designed to deter police misconduct.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2831, Mapp v. Ohio
The 1961 case if Mapp v. Ohio extended the exclusionary rule to state courts.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2830, The Exclusionary Rule
The 1914 Supreme Court case Weeks v. United States established the very important "exclusionary rule" that determines how evidence is used in court.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2829, Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement
Though required in most cases, there are specific circumstances in which a warrant is not necessary.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2828, Probable Cause
Probable cause, which must be proven to obtain a warrant, is required to meet a specific set of criteria.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2827, Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
A protection against unreasonable searches and seizures is necessary for a free society.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2826, Fourth Amendment and Technology
New advances in technology are constantly changing the way we understand our right to privacy.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2825, Privacy
The Fourth Amendment does not make specific claims about privacy, but America has evolved to uphold certain standards.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2824, Fourth Amendment
The Fourth Amendment is concerned with how authorities conduct criminal investigations.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2823, Search and Seizure
John Adams and the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 helped shape the right to privacy we know today.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2822, John Adams and James Otis
John Adams helped lawyer James Otis rise to public prominence and become a figure of the American Revolution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2821, James Otis Fights General Warrants
In 1761, Colonial lawyer James Otis attempted to fight parliament's request for a new general warrant.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2820, General Warrants and the American Revolution
The British government's use of general warrants on the American colonies was part of the spark leading to the American Revolution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2819, General Warrants in the Colonies
Though general warrants were illegal under British common law, that didn't stop Parliament from implementing them in the colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2818, A Man???s Home Is His Castle
The English common law observance of the right to privacy in one's home created the phrase "a man's home is his castle."
60-Second Civics: Episode 2817, Freedom of Association and American Citizenship
Scholar Alexis de Tocqueville had many keen observations about the implications of the right to assemble on American society.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2816, Discrimination and Government Interference
If an organization meets certain criteria, it must follow government anti-discrimination laws.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2815, The Right to Associate
The right to associate, while not explicitly stated in the Constitution, has evolved through court precedence.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2814, Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions
Court precedence has determined that the right to assemble may be limited if certain time, place, and manner conditions are met.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2813, Civil Rights Movements and Assembly
The civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century is an example of a group successfully petitioning the government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2812, Women and the Right to Petition
Throughout United States history, women have petitioned the government for a variety of purposes.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2811, Silencing Critics
Several times in the past, the government has silenced petitioners. The treatment of Bonus Army is one example of this.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2810, The Gag Rule and Slavery
In the 1800's, the American political system enacted something known as a "gag rule" in order to maintain slavery in the United States.