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GPS tracking: Supreme Court must protect Americans from Orwellian control

GPS tracking: Supreme Court must protect Americans from Orwellian control | Amendments webpage | Scoop.it

This article debates whether or not tracking a GPS should be used before or after probable cause. The government argues that Americans have no privacy when they enter a public domain and police have the authority to use it as proof. If a law does not prohibit this an officer can track a cars location without any warrant from a judge. People argue that their private activities like religious or political associations would become public. I believe this violates the 4th amendment and police should acquire a warrant before tracking a car, otherwise police could abuse power or make peoples private activities a public concern.

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Freedom of speech must apply to new technology

Freedom of speech must apply to new technology | Amendments webpage | Scoop.it

Analysis:Many people believe that any type of new media should be mentioned somewhere in the constitution and that media shouldn’t be limited to printed paper but should include technology. In the article a college professor was arrested for recording an arrest. Authorities say he violated an act that prohibits recording without permission. New media allows people to see crimes everywhere and whether or not it should change the 1st amendment is controversial. I believe that media should be included in the constitution because it is a form of speech and there are consequences to using it.

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Blind New Jersey Man Fights For His Right To Bear Arms: Gothamist

Blind New Jersey Man Fights For His Right To Bear Arms: Gothamist | Amendments webpage | Scoop.it

Analysis: A blind man in New Jersey is fighting for his right to bear arms. In court the odds are against him first of all he's blind and also he "accidentally" shot himself in the shin. He was later charged with disorderly conduct and proved to be an alcoholic. I believe that this man should not have the right to own any weapons nor should any other legally blind person. I also believe this is constitutional because he cannot see any targets and would have no other reason to own a weapon.

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Kansas teen stands up for First Amendment

Kansas teen stands up for First Amendment | Amendments webpage | Scoop.it

Analysis: In this article an 18 year old girl is practicing her freedom of speech through twitter. Her rights are being threatened by the youth government program, because they had found the tweet that criticized the program. The program asked the girl to write an apology letter, but she refused. She argued that this was violating her freedom of speech. I believe that her rights are being threatened because according to the first amendment, she is allowed to express her opinion about elected governors.

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You still have the right to remain silent

You still have the right to remain silent | Amendments webpage | Scoop.it

Analysis: Suspects or anyone being arrested could be practicing their rights. Their rights are being threatned because they have to tell police that they choose to remain silent which defeats the purpose. If the suspects decide to remain silent, this will only lead to more questioning. This is a violation of the 6th amendment which in my opinoin is unconstitutional.

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Texas judge says warrantless cellphone tracking violates Fourth Amendment

Texas judge says warrantless cellphone tracking violates Fourth Amendment | Amendments webpage | Scoop.it

Analysis:A judge in Texas believes tracking cell phones without a warrant is unconstitutional. The judge says that data like date, time, number, and location are constitutionally protected by the fourth amendment. The federal government repealed the judges rule because they believe that they are not the peoples private papers and they have no interest. But I disagree, I think the government shouldn’t access the data without at least, a warrant. I agree with the judges and also think it is unconstitutional to track phones without a warrant and violates the 4th amendment.

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Armed robbery renews guns on campus debate on The Murfreesboro Post

Armed robbery renews guns on campus debate on The Murfreesboro Post | Amendments webpage | Scoop.it

Analysis: Civilians with permitted gun licenses on the MSTU campus are arguing for the right to carry guns on campus because of recent bank robbery. The person who committed the crime is thought to have fled somewhere on the campus. Although the campus is a gun free zone, people still want to carry weapons on campus. Some people think carrying weapons on campus is pointless but some think they have the right to. I believe the students shouldn’t be able to carry weapons on campus, it will only cause more tension or cause more shootings.

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Introduction

The amendments are 27 changes made to the constitution and the Bill of Rights are the first 10. In my project I will explain the 1st, 2nd, 4th,and 6th amendments.

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Sixth Amendment Court Cases - Confrontation Clause

Sixth Amendment Court Cases - Confrontation Clause | Amendments webpage | Scoop.it

Analysis: In 1968 a court case argues whether or not judges take advantage of their 5th amendment. The case involved two men that were charged with armed postal robery. In the trial a postal worker said one man confessed that both commited the crime. The judge then told the jury to disregard the statment and use the statement againts the man. This violates the defenders 6th amendment because the lawyer  couldnt cross examine the witness only because he wouldnt take the stand. This is unfair in my opinion because the judges cannot ignore the witnesses statement.

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