Bill of Rights
Ben Gaspard US history Period 1
What are the bill of rights?
The First amendment: Freedom of religion and speech
The second amendement:The right to bear arms.
People have the right to protect themselves, and carry firearms.
Court case: Bliss vs Commonwealth
The Third amendment: The right to have privacy.
The Fourth amendment: The right against searching
Police can't search you home without a search warrant.
The Fith amendment:The right to remain silent.
You can't be charged twice, and a grand jury has to decide if there's evidence against you.
Court Case: Barren vs Baltimore
John Barren filed a Lawsuit against the city of Baltimore, saying the city deprived him of his land and rights. However, due to not finding a sound conclusion, the case was dismissed.
The sixth Amendment: The right of a speedy trial
If incarcerated, your trial must come as soon as possible. It should be held in public, not in secret.
Court case: Johnson vs Zerbst
John Johnson was arrested for making and using fake money. However, he didn't have enough money for an attorney. The council made it mandatory for the government to provide an attorney.
The sevenght smendment: the right to a jury trial
The eight amendment: cruel or unusual punsihment
Your punishment should fit your crime.
Court case: Gregg vs Georgia
A man names Troy Gregg was given the death penalty for stealing, which he said denied his eighth right. the supreme court ruled that it was constitutional however.
The ninth amendment: Rights retained by the people
The tenth amendment: Limiting Federal powers
As long as it doesn't say the state's can't do something, they can do it.
Court case: Printz vs United States