The Ninth Amendment


The Amendment

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

Court Case

In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the Supreme Court ruled that a state's ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy. The case concerned a Connecticut law that criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control. The 1879 law provided that "any person who uses any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purposes of preventing conception shall be fined not less than forty dollars or imprisoned not less than sixty days." The law further provided that "any person who assists, abets, counsels, causes, hires or commands another to commit any offense may be prosecuted and punished as if he were the principle offender."

Bill Of Rights Scenario

Kids and teachers should be able to have a three day weekend. As human beings we should have the right to do what we want right? This situation is just like the ninth amendment we can't have individual rights, which isn't fair. We should be able to have a three day weekend. We need more breaks work and school is starting to stress people out....
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