Quatering of troops - Amendment 3

By: Hayden Powers

What does the Amendment say?

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 manor to be prescribed by law

Court Case

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.

Fake Example of a Possible Court Case

A woman in Arlington, Texas, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. air force for using her 3 mile street with christmas lights on the side for a launch site into the enemy base. She won due to the evidence on her street and house which both had burn marks from the jet's propulsion system.

Cited Sources

Leavitt, Amie Jane. The Bill of Rights in Translation: What It Really Means. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2009. Print.


"A Nevada Man Says His 3rd Amendment Rights Were Violated. Wait, What?"Mother Jones. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.