Bill of Rights
Jenny Skaggs History - 7
Bill 1- Freedom of Speech, Press, and Religion
Summary-People are allowed to have their own opinions, They can also follow any religion, form groups, and complain about the government.
United States V. O'Brian:
A case in 1968; taken because of a law not allowing the destruction of draft cards was ruled unconstitutional.
Bill w- The Right to Bear Arms
Citizens have to serve as soldiers sometimes. They can protect themselves and own guns.
Bliss V. Common Wealth:
It was the first major court case ruling over the right to keep and bear arms for personal use.
Bill 3- The Right to Privacy in the Home
Soldiers can't come into your house and demand to live there and take your food.
Bennett V. Wainwright:
In 2001, the plaintiffs argues that a police raided the house with a resident being shot and killed.
Bill 4- Unreasonable Search and Seizure
The police can't come into your house and search and take stuff without having a search warrant and a good reason.
Coolidge V. New Hampshire:
A supreme court case in 1971 where the Attorney General of New Hampshire issued a search warrant for a murder investigation.
Bill 5- Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, and Due Process of Law
When you commit a crime, a jury decides your fate. You can't be charged or tried again. No one can take your life, freedom, pr belonging without a trial first.
Barron V. Baltimore: