Bill Of Rights

Edgar Banuelos

What are the Bill of Rights?

The Bill of Rights are rights that protect the people of the united states of america.

Bill one: freedom of speech, religion, press

What it meas: You can say and write just about anything and the government can't do anything to you.

Court case: Miller vs. California

Miller was protected by the amendment.

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Bill two: right to bear arms

What it means: Soldiers protect the people/states and regular people have the right to bear arms.

Court case: Bliss vs. common wealth

Kentucky supreme court agreed with bliss. The state could not limit the kind of weapons a citizen could have.

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Bill three: Right to privacy in the home

What it Means: Any soldier (no mater how frustrated/tired) can go into your house and demand to live their.
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Bill four: Unreasonable search and seizure

What it means: Police can't go into your house, search/take your stuff without a search warrant.

Court case: Arizona vs. Evans

The court extended the good faith rule once again.

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Bill five: Double jeopardy, self-incrimination, due process of law

What it means: You can't be tryeld twice for the same crime.

Court case: Brown vs. Ohio

A police officer collects evidence to be used in a 2005 murder case in New York.

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Bill six: The right to the accused in criminal cases

What it means: If you are accused of a crime, it is best to get your trial as soon as possible so you won't be in jail if you are innocent.
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Bill seven: The right to a jury trial

What it means: in a civil case it can only be brought up in one court.
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Bill eight: preventing cruel and unusual punishment.

What it means: The government can't charge you for alot/unreasonably large amount of money.

Court case: Gregg vs. Georgia

A military courtroom in Guaranamo bay, Cuba, has been prepared for possible trials.

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Bill nine: Right retained by the people

Their are more rights but the government cant take them.
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Bill ten: Limited federal powers

A state can drop something if the constitution doesn't say anything about it.
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