Ninth Amendment

Franklin St.Louis

What is the Ninth Amendment?

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

In other words , the Ninth Amendment is the protection of peoples rights. For example , lets say someone says that you cant vote for the presidential election. As you have your own rights as a person. Also , you have your own right to own a firearm , not saying you run around and play with it an bring it in every situation , but that is your own right to own one.

Supreme court case

In the 1833 landmark Supreme Court case Barron v Baltimore, the Court ruled that the Ninth Amendment pertained to the federal courts only, and not to the state level of government. Basically, that meant that, originally, the Amendment protected the rights of the people from expanding power of the federal government, which is a government of “enumerated powers.” This is where the Fourteenth Amendment comes in, as it contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause which limits the powers of the state government. These two amendments work in conjunction with one another to ensure all rights are protected at all levels of government.