Test: LSAT Logical Reasoning

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees individuals the right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures. This raises the question as to what makes a search unreasonable. In Katz v. United States, the Supreme Court held that a search is unreasonable when a person has a subjective expectation of privacy, and society is prepared to recognize that expectation as reasonable. However, this definition raises yet another question: when is an expectation of privacy reasonable?


Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion of the excerpt?

It is inconclusive as to what is considered to be a reasonable expectation of privacy, and therefore the Fourth Amendment does not always offer sufficient protection. 

A search is considered to be unreasonable when a person has a subjective expectation of privacy.

The Fourth Amendment is designed to safeguard our privacies, but those privacies are not always protected because of how vague the amendment is. 

Katz v. United States is an important Fourth Amendment case dictating the limits of what constitutes a reasonable or unreasonable search or seizure. 

Although the Fourth Amendment limits the extent to which individuals can be subject to searches and seizures, it is still unclear as to what those limits are. 

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