The Ninth Amendment

By Donnie Gatson

The Ninth Amendment States;

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

-This means that every human has basic rights. And this amendment protects all rights. weather they were mentioned in the Constitution or not.

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History Of The Ninth Amendment

Federalists and Anti-Federalists were having a fierce debate about what rights should be included in the Bill of Rights and how they should be worded. Federalists feared that listing too many specific rights would mean that you were only entitled to those rights and nothing else. Basic rights wouldn't be enjoyed by citizens because they weren't in the Bill of Rights.
This is were the Ninth amendment comes from and why it is so important. It defends all basic and individual rights for all citizens that were enumerated.

Supreme court case: Griswold vs. Connecticut, 1965

Connecticut disbanded any person using any type of drug.

By a vote of 7–2, the Supreme Court invalidated the law on the grounds that it violated the right to marital privacy, establishing the basis for the right to privacy with respect to intimate practices. This and other cases view the right to privacy as a right to "protect[ion] from governmental intrusion.