Ninth Amendment

By: Nya Campbell

Full Amendment

" The enumeration in the constitution, of certain rights , shall not be constructed to deny of disparage other retained by the people . "

Historical Background

Many federalist feared that listing the specific rights belonging to American citizens would mean that they were only entitled those rights. They included the amendment because it states that the rights mentioned in the other nine amendments are not the only to which Americans are entilted.

What The Amendment Means In Easier Terms

The protecting of individual rights that are enumerated or not named of specified in the constitution.

Grisworld vs. Connecticut 1965

Grisworld stood up for the privacy rights of planned parenthood patients by challenging a state law banning contraception . A majority of the supreme court justices agreed that privacy was indeed an important right guaranteed to American Citizens and decided in favor of Grisworld and Baxton.

Cited Sources

Furgang, Kathy- Ninth Amendment- Rights retained by the people. New York, Rosen central 2011. Ebook
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