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Discussing how the Bill of Rights are protected and vilated on a daily basis
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Tenth Amendment Movement Aims to Give Power Back to the States

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The government is going too far with their power. According to state officials, everyday citizens, and local governors, the federal government is making itself have more power then what is needed. Officials believe in order to make the problem reverse, the Tenth Amendment must be recognized and states get their old powers back. It is worth a shot, a shot many people hope will take power away from the federal government officials.

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Griswold v. Connecticut

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Privacy is high up on the list of things Americans will never give up. Griswold was one of those people who's right to personal bubble was popped. The Supreme Court understand the right to privacy was huge. No one should have their information or stuff made public without the consense of the person. So when Griswold brought up the word privacy, Surpreme Court got on it and included it in the Ninth Amendemt- the amendment where the unwritten rights are acknowledged and accepted.

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Smoke is Now a Cruel Punishment

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Smoking is bad for not only the health of the smoker, but also as well as the people who inhale the smoke. After a prisoner who claimed that his Eighth Amendment was violated due to the fact that he shared the jail cell with a person who smoked 5 packs of ciggarettes a day, the Surpreme Court agreed that smoking and having to smell if constantly is a cruel punishment. Now, no one has to deal with health problems from second hand smoking.

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"I Am a Theif, I Stole from Walmart"

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Larry Hope, a prisoner, was part of a chain gang when he became disruptive. The police decided to handle the situation on their own- in other words, they handcuffed Hope to a metal post for 7 hours with no shirt on. There were no bathroom breaks and only two opprotunities for water (the guards threw the water on the ground during one of those opprotunties).

Under the Eighth Amendment, no one can be punished in a cruel manner. Because Hope was punished in a way that was illegal, the guards were punished and any charges against Hope at the crime of being disruptive were dropped.

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I Demand a Lawyer

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Under the Sixth Amendment, the government or Supreme Court or any court must provide you with a lawyer if you cannot afford one. In Johnson vs. Zerbst, Johnson could not afford a lawyer. He was given one after some debate about whether or not the Sixth Amendment gurrantees the right to be provided a lawyer. Without this case, people who cannot afford a lawyer might not have had a fair trial.

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Saved by the Fifth

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Republicans and Democrats have always had a dispute between them. In 2000, when a commercial was created to whack Rick Scott (a Republican) about corruption, Scott used the 5th Amendment to save himself. He was called to the stand to testify against himself. Because Scott knew that he didn't have to do that, he invoked the 5th Amendment, letting him get away with the charge.

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Password Causing Problems

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According to the 5th Amendment, a citizen cannot testifiy against his/herself. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) forced a woman in Colorado to enter a password into an encrypted laptop. Because giving out the password would put her in jail, it means that she basically testified againsted herself. Going against the 5th Amendment and performing self-incrimination is unconstitutional.

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, March 6, 2014 12:20 PM
I think that its wrong that the woman was demanded to enter her password. This violates her rights and the judge should have stopped this. If she would have known her rights better she would have not entered here password.
Molly Petersen's comment, March 6, 2014 1:34 PM
I don't think she should have given the police her password without a proper warrant because they could find information on her computer that the police could use to convict her of more crimes.
Jacob Ostreng's comment, March 6, 2014 3:09 PM
It is not right to force someone to unlock a laptop in court and then use that laptop as evidence against the person. The evidence found on the computer should not be taken into account in the case.
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Right to Bear Arms Approved

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For over the past few decades, Americans have noticed that the Second Amendment, or the right to bear arms, does not cover individuals. However, in the case District of Columbia vs. Heller, the Supreme Court approved to make sure that individuals were covered. Even though that the ruling was only to those federal laws and federal enclaves, its the first time that an indivdual was covered. Because of this ruling, the American peoples have hope so everyone can bear arms.

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Hawaii Wants Justice

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Violating an important amendment makes everyone upset. In Hawaii, Christopher Baker, prestident of the Hawaii Defense Foundation, sued the state of Hawaii because the rights to own and keep firearms are "unconstitutional".  But, according to the Second Amendment, any individual can own arms for seld defense. Baker, even though he did what he thought was right, was actually violating the Second Amendment.

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Protected by Court

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The First Amendment is the most important right to all Americans. When cases come to the Supreme Court to protect the freedom, it became famous. In this article, Harry Bridges wrote a letter to the California State Court, saying how he felt about a union dispute. Things escalated from there, and the Surpreme Court finally protected Bridges' right of freedom of the press and speech.

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WARNING: First Amendment Violation

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This atricle is a vilator against the First Amendment. In the Bronx (New York), a congregation is using a public school as it's meeting place. Many people found it to be offensive even though the church only used the building after hours. According to the First Amendment, people can worship or follow any religion they want. The fact that the Supreme Court would make the congregation change loctation shows that the government isn't afraid to disregard the First and most important Amendment.  

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Keep Me In Mind<3

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Affairs are becoming a common thing in society. But some people let revenge take over their lives. When Carol Anne Bond learned that her best friend was pregnant with her husband's baby, she became angry. Bond tried many times to poison her best friend.

Bond violated her friend's 10th Amendment. According to that law, whatever power doesnt go to the state, it belongs to the state(or people). Only the government has power togive out the death penalty, and because of that, Bond violated her friend's 10th Amendment.

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True Love No Matter What

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According to the 9th Amendment, there are rights allowed to citizens that are not stated in the Constitution. Same-sex marriage is one of those rights that are often violated. People should be allowed to marry who they want, no matter the sex. Many states have same sex marriage against the law. Marriage is part of the 9th Amendment, and with same-sex marriage outlawed, the 9th Amendment is being violated.

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One Jury, One Decision

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Juries can often help make a trial go in the right direction. In other words, having peers that can make the best decision for a case can bring out the best outcome of the trial. Without the 7th Amendment, citizens who were charged with crime could have been sentenced to years in prison, fines, or even the death penalty. The jury, after hearing the evidence and talking it out, can create the better outcome for the defendent. Because the 7th Amendment is under the Constitution, having a trial by jury is your right.

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Maybe Toll Companies Shouldn't Be so Sassy

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The Seventh Amendment agrees to a trial by jury. However, this young man was not offered a trial when he went to court for an unpaid toll tax. Claiming that he will only pay #3.50 (the original amount of the tolls) instead of the $80 the toll company wants him too, he asked for a trial with a jury. When he didnt receive that, he decided to fight for his right to a jury. Without having a jury there, the court is denying the man's Seventh Amendment right.

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Slow and Steady Doesn't Win

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Everyone wants a speedy and quick trial, no matter what the crime is. The Constitution's Sixth Amendment lets citizens havethe trial speed they want. However,  Clinton Harris, who was charged to sexual assult in January of 2001, wasn't given a sentence until 2008 (which he then admitted guilty so the trial could end). Because he didn't have the proper trial, he forced himself to admit guilty; his right were not only taken away from him, but also his freedom.

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Mapp vs. Ohio

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The Supreme Court has done it's best to protect the United States from violations of the Amendments. So when Dolly Mapp's home was searched by seven cops who said they had a warrent but never produced one, Mapp got justice. After being arrested, the Supreme Court said that both individuals, states and federal government have to acknowledge the Fourth Amendment, and that a warrent must be presented at the time of the seizure. Mapp was released from jail.

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Fourth Amendment- Violated

The Fourth Amendment seems to be the most violated amendment out of all first 10 Amendments. In 2001, Gail Atwater was driving home with her two kids. Being pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt, the poilice officer arrested her on the spot. This is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Police officers and other officials need to have a warrent in order to search or arrest someone. However, because Atwater paid bail, the case was dismissed.

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Third Amendment Written

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The Third Amendment was written to protect the American citizens from housing soldiers in times of peace. Because this amendment was never violated seriously, it's protection remains the same to everyone. No soldiers are quartered in any home in times of peace, and the federal government hasn't ruled it to let soldiers be housed in homes. Thus, the Third Amendment is protecting the the United States when it needs to.

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Engblom vs. Carey

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The third amendment lets Americans protect their homes and not quarter soldiers in times of peace. This amendment hasn't been broken in over 200 years, until the year 1982. In Engblom, NY, prison correction officers were eveicted from their homes so officers of the National Guard could house there. Even though the Third Amendment was broken, the case was dismissed and the officers of the National Guard only had to pay interest (like renters). Because the home of the prision correction officers were taken from them, the Third Amendment was violated.

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WELCOME

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Welcome to my amendment page. This website reminds me of facebook very much. i kinda like it. Anyways, thank you for looking at my page even though no one will look at it...anyways, have a nice day:)

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