Out of the Mouths of Babes … Ryne Sandel Spoke About the 4th Amendment to Ms. Pam Holmes 6th Grade Class at Midlothian ISD

Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it to a 6-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” So, naturally, Ryne Sandel had no particular issue demystifying the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to the sixth-grade class of Midlothian ISD. Check out what they had to say about his Constitution Day presentation. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Teacher Pam Holmes for inviting us to be part of this joint project sponsored by the Law-Related Education Department of the State Bar of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and Law Focused Education, Inc.

Prepare your heart to be warmed by the priceless letters of thanks below…

“Thank You, Mr. Sandel, for taking your time to teach us about the 4th amendment. I have one question still, how long does it take to get a warrant. Hopefully, you can teach us more in the future or later through the years. I learned that Law Enforcement can not search your house without a warrant and can’t just knock on your door and arrest you without a warrant. Thank you, Mr. Sandel take care and be safe.”


“Dear Mr.Sandel, thanks for making that whole presentation just for us. For me my favorite part was the questions because I like asking questions about most stuff I learn about. I need two learn more about history because I know all the vocabulary but I need to get deeper into it I know what has happened now but I need to know more of THEN. like the stuff you were teaching us. But anyway, thanks for making that presentation for us and have a good day…or night.”


“Dear Mr. Sandel, thank you for teaching me about the 4th amendment. Your words were so inspiring, I even went home and looked up some of the 4th amendment and showed it to my siblings and my mom. My favorite part about your delicate speech was when you talked about the warrants because I kind of knew what warrants are, but I was not really sure about it until you talked about it. I loved your speech; it was very inspiring. Thank you for that very wonderful speech. I hope we can meet again soon.



“Thank you, we learned a lot from you and it was cool. My favorite part was when you were talking about the crime. It was cool and I thought it was interesting and I hope to see you again. Thank you.”


“Dear Mr. Sandel, thank you for speaking to our class about the fourth amendment. What I really found interesting was when you were talking about your cases and how sometimes people were found guilty. It was interesting how you talked about the fourth amendment and how we learned even more about it. Thank you.”


“Thank you Mr. Sandel for taking the time to tell us about what you do and how you deal with it. You really showed me how hard it is to really be a lawyer. Thank you for all the work you put in on making that slide and all that time it took. Thank you, I hope we will work together in the future thank you very much again. Sincerely,”


“Mr. Sandel, thank you for coming and talking about the fourth amendment with my class. I was most interested in where an officer or any other forces need a search warrant or can go search if they start running or closing widow as they see the cops. I hope it did not take too much time teaching us about the fourth amendment and hope you have a good day.”


“Dear Mr. Sandel, thank you for taking the time to speak with my class Friday. I enjoyed learning about the fourth amendment. There wasn’t really anything specific that I enjoyed, it was all very interesting. Sincerely,”


“Dear Mr. Sandel, thank you for speaking to our class about the 4th amendment. I really enjoyed the part when everyone asked questions and you answered people’s questions it was really fun. Sincerely,


“Dear Mr. Sandal, thank you for teaching our class. The part I found most interesting was when you talked about the fourth amendment and court cases.”


“Dear Mr. Sandel, thank you for talking to us about the 4th amendment! The 4th amendment was a little confusing to me and you helped me understand it better. I hope that you like your job and that you have a good day!”


“Mr. Sandel, I just want to thank you for taking your time to talk to us about the 4th umitment. Thank you.


“Dear Mr. Sandel thank you very much for taking time out of your day that you’ll never get back to talk to us. My favorite part of it was when we talked about all the rules of it like needing a form to enter someone’s house unless it’s an emergency.”


“Dear Mr. Sandel, I thank you for that speech that you gave us. You are truly amazing and I’m positive that it will help me in the future.”


“Thank you so much for teaching our class. The lesson was so much fun. It was interesting to learn about all that.”


“Dear Mr. Sandel, I would like to thank you for speaking to my class. The part I found interesting is when we learned about what people are considered “Government Police.” For example a mall security guard is not part of the government police, but an actual police officer is. I also enjoyed learning about the requirement to have a warrant to search a residence. Thank you again for presenting and speaking to my class. Sincerely,”


“Thank you so much Mr. Sandel for talking to our class about the 4th amendment and I think my favorite part was when you told us about where the guy had drugs in his car and stuff like that.”


“Thank you for teaching us about the amendments and what they are and what you do and like how things work. We learned so much from you and thank you for zooming into our school.”


“Mr. Sandel, thank you for teaching me about the 4th amendment. I hope you teach us again this year.”

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James P. Whalen is the managing attorney and founder of Whalen Law Office, a Texas criminal defense firm offering personalized legal representation for various federal criminal charges. With a commitment to providing comfort and guidance during challenging times, Mr. Whalen serves as both an attorney and counselor to his clients, helping them navigate their cases while striving to restore normalcy to their lives.

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