Megan Guevara Block: 4 12/10/14

The 9th amendment

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

Court case: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)

This case did not involve a person whose privacy was violated directly. The plaintiffs did not have their possessions search and confiscated. They weren't spied upon. Their phones were not tapped. Instead, the case involved a privacy violation that was more indirect. In fact the plaintiffs in the case were actually standing up for the privacy rights of others and the privacy of marriage. Which made the Griswold v. Connecticut case. The justices considered the plaintiffs argument that it was unconstitutional to interfere with the privacy of a marriage.

Bill of Rights scenario Joan v. Texas

Joan had her privacy violated by spies from the government using her for a state government project without her permission. She never knew spies were collecting data from her without her permission. She started to notice it after 7 months that her privacy was being violated. Joan has has served in court for this problem for a while now which was related to this 9th amendment.


Leavitt, Amie Jane. Bill of Rights in Translation : What It Really Means. Mankato: Capstone, 2009. Ebook.

Furgang, Kathy. Ninth Amendment : Rights Retained by the People. New York: Rosen Central, 2011. Ebook.