BILL OF RIGHTS

AMENDMENTS& COURT CASES

BILL OF RIGHTS

The Bill Of Rights: The bill of rights is a document stating our freedoms as people of the United States of America. The bill of rights give people freedom of speech, freedom of religion freedom to have a trial, etc.

First Amendment

The first amendment states you have the freedom to say or write whatever you would like.


Court Case: Miller vs. California

In this court case California's magazines had things in them that children didn't need to see. Miller was concerned and confronted the court about the matter needless to say the court was in millers favor and restricted parts of magazines.

Second Amendment

The second amendment states that you have the right to bear arms.


Court Case: District of Columbia vs. Heller

The judges favored Heller who wanted to keep a pistol in his home, Columbia didn't but the court favored Heller 5 to 4.

Third Amendment

The third amendment states that soldiers can't barge in and demand to live in your house, use your supplies, or eat your food.


Court Case: Griswold vs. Connecticut

Connecticut wanted to place soldiers in peoples homes before a fight. Griswold took it to court because he didn't have enough rations for him and a soldier, the supreme court was in Griswold's favor because what Connecticut was doing unconstitutional.

Fourth Amendment

The fourth amendment says that police can't search your house without a warrant and a good reason to back up the warrant.


Court Case: Arizona vs. Evans

Arizona wanted to search Evans house, Evans however wouldn't let him. Evan's took it to court, the court was in Evans favor and all evidence found didn't count because it was illegal search and seize.

Fifth Amendment

The fifth amendment quotes that your only allowed to be charged once for a crime till your sentence is over, but if your clamed innocent then you can't be tried again until you find more evidence.


Court Case: Balling vs. Sharpe

Balling had charged Sharpe for kids vandalizing the school. the court was in Ballings favor and Sharpe paid substantive dues.

Sixth Amendment

You can have a lawyer to back you up as a defendant or persecutor.


Court Case: Pointer vs. Texas

Pointer was accused of robbing a man of hundreds of dollars at gunpoint, during court Pointer wasn't able to see his accuser. The court overturned the case and that was the last I heard of it.

Seventh Amendment

If a case goes over a certain amount of money it is preserved for further review.


Court Case: Trops vs. Dulles

Trops escaped a military prison breaking multiple things in the process. After finding him he was charged with hard labor for the stuff he broke.

Eighth Amendment

The eighth amendment states that their is no continuous bails or fines, nor unusual punishment.


Court Case: Baze vs. Rees

Baze drank a drink that was made by Rees. The drink was used to inflict internal unnecessary pain. Rees was later charged with attempted murder.

Ninth Amendment

The Ninth Amendment states that the government can't take rights away from the people mentioned or not.


Court Case: Griswold vs. Connecticut

Griswold was telling his patients about birth control ignoring what Connecticut. Connecticut took it to court, 5-4 Griswold won and continued to help his patients.

Tenth Amendment

The tenth amendment states that as long as the constitution doesn't say you can't do it you can do anything.


Court Case: Hammer vs. Dagenhart

In this court case hammer said young labor was necessary, Dagenhart disagreed. During court the judges were in Dagenhart's favor because his son was only seven and he was extremely exhausted.

By: JACOB ARMSTRONG 12/18/14