Ninth Amendment

Jarrett Stacker Block 5 12/11/14

Ninth Amendment

The enumeration in the Constitution, of the certain rights, shall not be constructed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Court Case

The Federal Government started creating a dam in Tennessee because of the constant flooding from the nearby river. It's second purpose was to start producing hydro electricity. And even though this would benefit the town, the residents there had a problem with this because the dam would be on private land. The claim was that the government was overstepping it's boundaries and should stop. It went to court and was decided that government was not overstepping it's boundaries, because it was for the greater good of the people. And that the over all safety was more important than any single persons rights.

My scenario

You are suing the Federal Government for $150,000. Your reason for suing is that they won't allow you to leave the U.S.. They say they are doing this because of the recent Ebola outbreak in Texas. Your case is that they have infringed upon your right to a private life. And the right to go to other countries. It goes to supreme court and is decided constitutional to keep you here. It constitutional because they are trying to keep the rest of the world safe. And that that is more important than your individual rights.