Bill Of Rights
DeTerian Johnson, 5th period, 12-17-14
What is the Bill of Rights?
Bill 7: Right to a Jury Trial
Court Case: Tinker vs. Des Moines- The Des Moines Independent School District wouldn't give John F. Tinker and his siblings a jury trial. The DMISD scheduled a court case against the Tinker's for wearing black armbands to school, in protest of the Vietnam War and Supporting the Christmas Truce.
Bill 8: No cruel Punishment
Court Case: Robinson vs. California- Robinson was criminalized for being addicted to narcotics. The US Supreme Court was trying to decide whether the punishment was to excessive in light of the nature of the crime.