Bill Of Rights Project

Josh Brost

Freedom Against Unreasonable Searches


"WILSON V. LAYNE." WILSON V. LAYNE. N.p., 24 Mar. 1999. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.

In this case, officers tried to arrest someone in their home. When the police arrived there, they had a warrant, but there were media members who also entered. This made the family feel like their privacy was taken away, because the photos were taken and published without their consent. Since this case, media "ride-alongs" are not allowed to enter a home without a warrant because it is infringing on someone's 4th amendment and privacy rights. Many people are happy with this because everyone likes to maintain their privacy in their own home.

The right to a Trial by Jury


"Ring V Arizona." N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.

In this article, a man sentenced to death by a judge says his 6th amendment rights were infringed. This is true because the Judge was the only one to make the ruling on his sentence. if a jury would have sentenced him to death, then that would be ok. This case is important because it reminds people why we have an even government system, and what our founding fathers want in the judiciary system.

Freedom of Press


"Turner Broadcasting System v. Federal Communications Commission." N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.

This article talks about how cable companies thought it was a violation of the First Amendment for the FCC to regulate what stations are required to be on a certain company. This was important because the cable companies carried stations that violated the First Amendment, while some didn't. Overall, the ruling was that the FCC can regulate what stations are required since it is for regulating content, not regulating competition.

Freedom of Assembly


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This case was important for schools everywhere. The Good News Club wanted to hold a club meeting weekly in a public school. The school said no due to "religious worship" The Good News Club won because it was ruled that the school was denying their freedom to assemble and their freedom of speech. This is important because now clubs are free to assemble in a school building as long as the abide by school rules.

Freedom of Petition


"Court Delves into History in Rare Petition Case." N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.

In this case, a police officer felt it was unfair to change the rules twice since hes been their. He petitioned the grievances, but was denied. He then later states he was retaliated at illegally. The officer won the case. This is important because although rare, it states that people can petition a government action if they think it is unjust.