Amendement #3

12-11-14

AMENDEMENT #3

NO soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Nevada man case

Last week, a homeowner in Henderson, Nevada, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that police had violated his Third Amendment rights by forcibly entering his home to gain a "tactical advantage" in resolving a domestic violence incident next door. But it's not clear that police officers would count as "soldiers" under the Third Amendment (in the one similar case I found, the court rejected that idea), nor is it clear whether the Third Amendment applies to the states at all.

With the exception of a cameo in the landmark case Griswold v. Connecticut, which established a constitutional right to privacy, Third Amendment lawsuits have been limited to bizarre claims about airplane flight paths, cattle ranches, and rent control. Rent control? Rent control. Here's a look:

The Armstrong case

James Armstrong was mad because the federal government broke his amendment. He went to the court house and demanded his third right was given back to him. He said that the third amendment says that NO soldier should be quartered while time of peace. Judge Abraham said he was right and he was needed in the military to train the soldiers. James argued until his third right was given back to him and they held the case until January 16,1787. When they went back to court they said that he was going to have to be move out of his house if he did not go to the army. James Armstrong sued the federal court for not giving him 3rd Amendment back to him.
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