Ninth Amendment

By: Briana Lopez

The Ninth Amendment

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

Historical background and Why it is included in the Amendment

After the constitution was written by the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 and submitted to the states for ratification, many voices arose saying the constitution did not sufficiently protect the basic natural rights of the citizens. It is included in the constitution to protect the rights that are not mentioned. Even if they aren't that does not mean the government can automatically interfere with.

The Amendment in My own Words

Rights that the government can't take away from any people, even if it is mentioned in the Bill of Rights or not. Rights of the people or for the people

Supreme Court Case

Name of court case and year

April 18,2007

Gonzales v. Carhart

Background of the case and why

They are going to court for a "partial-birth" abortion ban against a challenge asserting that it was unconstitutional because it did not contain a health exception

Courts decision

The court held that the ban of did not constitute and undue burdens pons women's rights to choose an abortion.