The Bill Of Rights

By: Michael Noiki, Williams Period 6

What are the Bill Of Rights?

The Bill of Rights are the first 10 Amendments in the U.S. Constitution that give and ensure all people of their rights as citizens of the United States of America

Fourth Amendment: Unreasonable search and seizure

Police cant come into your house without a good reason.

Court Case: Illinois v. Krull

In this case police had relied upon a state law, which was later declared unconstitutional, to authorize a search. The Court decided to extend the good faith rule in this case and allowed the evidence to stand.

Sixth Amendment: The rights of the accused in criminal cases

When charged for a crime it should happen fast, you cant sit in join for years waiting for a trial.

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Seventh Amendment: The right to a jury trial

You can have a jury settle civil cases with alot of money.

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Eighth Amendment: Preventing cruel and unusual punishment

Your punishment cant be unusual and unreasonable to your crimes.

Ninth Amendment: Rights retained by the people

Government cant take away any rights from people, weather they're mentioned here or not.

Tenth Amendment: Limiting federal powers

As long as it doesn't say anywhere that the states cant do something then the states have that power.

Fifth Amendment: Double jeopardy, self-incrimination, and due process of law

Grand jury have to decide if there's enough evidence to charge you for capital crime.