The Bill of Rights
Ayonna Goodman, History, 5th Period
1st Amendment: freedom of speech, religion, and the press
Court Case: Schenck vs. United States
Military conspiracy caused citizens to be upset and take action. They were not found guilty.
2nd Amendment: The right to bear arms
Court Case: Bonidy vs. United States
Man was taken to court for having his gun on him while picking up a package from USPS. The man had a permit, however he still got taken to court because USPS did not allow weapons on their property. However, the man was not charged because he had a permit.
3rd Amendment: the right to privacy in the home
Court Case: Nevada Man
Nevada man felt as if his right had been violated when police barged into his home without a warrant. The officers were not found guilty.
4th amendment: unreasonable search and seizure
Court Case: Muehler vs. Mena
Police searched man's house just because he was an immigrant. The officers were not found guilty or even arrested.
5th Amendment: double jeopardy, self incrimination, and due process of law
Court Case: Barron vs. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
Man damaged property, but did not want to replace it. Was taken to court and police were mad because he knew his rights and would not speak without a jury present.
6th Amendment: the rights of the accused in criminal cases
Court Case: Powell vs. Alabama
Racism caused black males to be taken to court but was dragged on because the young men had a jury that was indecisive. However, in the end the men were found guilty.
7th Amendment: The right to a jury trial
Court Case: Tull vs. United States
Government tried to turn a man's case away but could not because he had already paid. The man was not found guilty because he was in fact correct.
8th Amendment: preventing cruel and unusual punishment
Court Case: Roper vs. Simmons
Mentally ill boy who was 17 years old sentenced to death because of his mental state. The officer was found guilty because he violated the young man's 8th amendment, along with murder.
9th Amendment: rights retained by the people
Court Case: Griswold vs. Conneticut
Right to privacy was taken away from a man after he was taken to court. He complained but was not released. The courts still found him guilty.
10th Amendment: limiting federal powers
Court Case: U.S. Bond
Enraged woman spread toxic chemicals all over her ex-bestfriend's car in an attempt to kill her. She was found guilty of attempted murder.