Bill Of Rights
Andrew Nguyen, U.S. History
Bill Of Rights
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, Press and Religion
Court Case 1:Texas vs Johnson
In 1989 Johnson burned a flag its was determined as protected political speech even if it is offensive. Court has decided for hate groups between speech that expresses idea and opinions and speech that threatens a person or group.
The Second Amendment: The Rights to Bear Arms
Court Case 2:Bliss vs Commonwealth
In 1882 there was the first major case of the rights to bear arms amendment. A man got fined 100 dollars for carrying a concealed sword in a cane. The supreme court agreed with him.
The Third Amendment: Rights to privacy in home
Court Case: Nevada man
In this recent a case a homeowner filed a law suit against a police officer that forcibly entered his house to gain a tactical advantage on a domestic violence case. It was overturned since one officer isn't considered a soldier.
The Fourth Amendment: Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Court Case 4: mapps vs Ohio
In 1957 police demanded to search mapps house to find a suspect in a bombing case. They didnt a warrant and left. They came back waving a piece of paper and barging in nobody was found
The Fifth Amendment: Double-Jeopardy, Self Incrimination, and Due Process of Law
Court Case 5: Baltimore vs Barron
In 1833 a court said that a city of Baltimore did not have to pay for damages done to private property during construction. Basis was Bill Of Rights did not extend to states.
The Sixth Amendment: The Rights of Accused in Criminal Cases
Court Case 6:Barker vs Wingo
In 1972 Barkers rights was not violated as said by the Supreme Court. He said that he did not get a speedy trial. They said he did not demand his rights after several years and his time could not be counted as speedy.
The Seventh Amendment: The Right to a Jury Trial
Court Case 7:Katz vs U.S.
A petitioner is charged for conducting illegal gambling operations across state lines. They tapped a phone booth to get evidence. They only mentioned stuff involving gambling
The Eighth Amendment: Preventing Cruel and Unusual
Court Case 8:Robinson vs California
In 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that a 90 day imprisonment for a misdemeanor was cruel and unusual punishment.The Court said imprisonment of someone that is ill is not right.
The Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by the People
Court Case 9:Roe vs Wade
In the 1960s abortion was illegal, two lawyers wanted to over turn the law, they had to turn to a lady that is pregnant and wants a abortion. The case became known as Jane roe
The Tenth Amendment: Limiting Federal Power
Court Case 10:Hammer vs Dagenhart
One of the most influential cases for the tenth amendment this case was about child labor.The government stayed out of the child labor.The child labor act of 1916 prohibited the interstate shipment of product made by businesses that were to young.