The 4th Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits law enforcement and government officials. This means that police can only search your person, possessions, car, home, etc, if they have a search warrant or probable cause, such as reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime.
The actual text:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
The Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled for an interpretation of the 4th Amendment even stronger than the Federal government’s, better matching the intentions of the Founders, giving an example of how civil liberties can and must be improved and preserved at all levels of government.
RICRU is opposes the skirting and violation of search and seizure laws and cases of police misinforming or coercing uninformed citizens into searches they don’t have to consent to, particularly young, poor, and less-educated people.