Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Laux
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Discussing how the Bill of Rights are violated and protected on a daily basis
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Protecting the Rights of Travelers: Abolish the TSA! – Tenth Amendment Center

Protecting the Rights of Travelers: Abolish the TSA! – Tenth Amendment Center | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Laux | Scoop.it

The power of the state's was used to protect liberty from abused by the TSA. People were trying to help preserve the rights of the state.

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Griswold vs Connecticut

A case intruded upon people's privacy and the Ninth Amendment was ignored. People have the right to their own private matters and ignoring rights not mentioned in other amendments violates the Ninth.

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Right to Die

Dr. Kevorkian invented machines that could end sick people's lives. By helping them die, some may see it as assist in suicide but the doctor is letting the terminally ill take advantage of their Ninth Amendment rights.

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No Bail

A man was involved in multiple DUI accidents before destroying his car and was arrested and did not have bail. Bail is a right and not having any for such a crime violates the Eighth Amendment.

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Man Didn't Get Speedy Sentencing and Trial

A man was arrested on September 16, 1999 but didn't plead guilty until January 3, 2001 but wasn't sentenced until February 8, 2008.

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Fifth Amendment Rights

A commissioner claimed his Fifth Amendments rights were violated because an attorney convinced the jury to disregard his right against self-incrimination.

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Delaware v. Prouse

An officer pulled over a driver just to check liscense and registration but instead arrested the driver for possession of marijuana violated the Fourth Amendment. The court stated officers cannot do such actions if just checking for liscense and registration. The court found that it was a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

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Third Amendment Protected Married Couples

In the case of Griswold vs Connecticut, the Third Amendment was used to protect the privacy of married couples.

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Citizen was Allowed to have Gun

In Georgia three men decided to attempt to break into a house but were caught by the owner who had a gun. The three men were held at gunpoint until authorities showed and then were arrested. The Second Amendment allowed the owner to possess a gun for protection so he was not breaking any laws.
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Man Records Police Officer

A lawyer spotted a cop making a drug arrest and decided to record it using his cell phone. He then sued the city and police officers who arrested him for doing so. The man won in court when it was stated that the officer was in the act of doing his job, which does not require consent of both parties for recording it. He did not get arrested for his acts because the First Amendment protects "the free discussion of governmental affairs."

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Dimick v. Schiedt Case Brief | Quimbee.com

After a trial the court wanted a new trial unless the defendant agreed to increasse the damge cost. The plantiff's consent was not requested or accounted for and the defendant agreed to the condition. After, the plantiff motion for a new trial was denied and then he appealed to the court and the judgement was reversed on account of the Seventh Amendment.

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PSN Violates 10th Amendment

Project Safe Neighbors funds the placement of 700 new prosecuters. It interferes with the state's responsibility for criminal law enforcement.

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Excessive Fine Prevented

A couple was apprehended wtih $357,144 on a flight to Italy and they did not report their possession. The entire amount was subject to forfeiture but the court only ordered forfeiture of $15,000 and a fine of $5,000 because any more would violate the Excessive Fine Clause of the Eighth Amendment.

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Authorization Without Court

In a court case authorization was given to execute a man but without permission by the court. There wasn't a provision that allowed this act and it violated the Seventh Amendment.

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Sixth Amendment Protection

Upon approaching an arraigned man for murder, without counsil present, officers obtained a waiver and an incriminating statement. This helped convict him of murder but it was reversed on an account of a violation of the Sixth Amendment.

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Pleading the Fifth

In a criminal fraud case, Rick Scott used the Fifth Amendment to not be a witness against himself or testify against himself.

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Unreasonable Strip Search

People in jail who have committed major crimes and have reason to hide something, can be strip searched. Others who commit minor crimes have the right not to be. One man was strip searched for a minor offense and shouldn't have been.

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Troops Using Homes Without Permission

During a strike of correction officers, National Guard troops were quartered in their facility residences. The officers claimed it was without their consent. Once the case was over, the defendants had won and the Third Amendment was extended to owners of leaseholds.

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Handgun Ban

Mutliple handgun bans were taking place at the nation's capital which interferes with the Second Amendment. All U.S. citizens have the right to own a gun so a ban of the weapon is not allowed.

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Students Having Trouble Printing Articles

CSUF college students were being forced to follow a policy that had been inactive for the past fifteen years. With this policy, the students could only post their articles on an upcoming election only on online websites instead of in print format. The administration had informed the students that they can no longer post anything until they agree with it.

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