The 4th Amendment to the Constitution became a key part of defense strategy to suppress evidence found at O.J. Simpson's home. The amendment:
--Provides citizens the right to be protected in their homes and property from unreasonable searches and seizure.
--Requires probable cause to justify warrants authorizing searches.
"What better vehicle do we have to teach the lesson that the 4th Amendment is alive and well in Los Angeles."
--Defense attorney Gerald F. Uelmen, arguing Wednesday for the motion to suppress evidence.
"In my mind, the Fourth Amendment is alive and well."
Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell, announcing her decision Thursday to deny defense motion