Bill of Rights

Tyler Bollinger 12/18/14 Period 6

Bill 1: Freedom of Speech, Print, and Religion

You can say and print what you want without getting in trouble. You can also follow any religion of your choice.

Bill 1 Court Case: Texas v. Johnson

Freedom of speech isn't always peaceful. Flag burning was determined to be political speech, even though society thought it was offensive.
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Bill 2:Right to Bear Arms

You have the right to carry weapons.

Bill 2 Court Case: Bliss v. Commonwealth

In 1822, Bliss v. Commonwealth, was the first major court ruling over the right to keep and Bear arms for personal use.
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Bill 3: Quartering of Troops

Soldiers cant barge in on your home or property.

Bill 3 Court Case: Engblem v. Carey

New York State correction officers were on strike and were evicted from employee housing. Their homes were given to National Guardsmen.
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Bill 4: Warrant Clause

To search your house, someone would need a warrant.

Bill 4 Court Case: Arizona v. Evans

The court found that even though a warrant was issued in error, based upon a mistake in an official database, the evidence should still be admissible.
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Bill 5: Plead the Fifth

You don't have to answer questions, unless you are in a court.

Bill 5 Court Case: Bolling v. Sharpe

In a companion ruling, Bolling v. Sharpe, the court struck down racially segregated schools in Washington D.C. It involved substantive due process since it addresses the content of a law.
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Bill 6:Right to a Fair Trial

Your trial should be fair to your convention and should happen as soon as possible.

Bill 6 Court Case: Pointer v. Texas

The Supreme Court overturned Pointer's conviction because his of rights had not been honored.
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Bill 7: Rights and Civil Cases

You can have a jury settle cases involving a value of twenty dollars or more.

Bill 7 Court Case: Feltner v. Columbia Pictures

Supreme Court ruled, where there is to be an award of statutory damages in a a copyright case, if there is a right to demand a trial.
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Bill 8: Fair Punishment

You should have a punishment fit to your crime.

Bill 8 Court Case: Robinson v. California

The court decided drug addiction was an illness and it was unfair for the plaintiff to be imprisoned simply for being ill.
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Bill 9: Basic Rights

The government can change but never take away our unalienable rights.

Bill 9 Court Case: Griswald v. Connecticut

The plaintiffs fought for privacy in marriage, because marriage is a right that cannot be taken away.
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Bill 10: State's Power

States have the power to do whatever the Constitution commands.
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