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Discussing howthe Bill of Rights are violated and protected on a daily basis.
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Third Amendment Being Violated

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This article displays a violation of the third amendment because people were forcibly removed from their homes and had to quarter troops.  The thrid amendment states you will not have to do scha  thing.

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Tenth Amendment Being Protected

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The tenth amendment has to do with there being equal power and states being able to make up their own laws.  The state of California legalized medical marijuana and ever since they have been getting grief about it.  However, the judge claimed that it is violation of the tenth amendment and so, it was protected.

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Ninth Amendment Being Violated

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The Ninth amendment states that any rights not on the constitustion cannot be taken away.  The right to same sex marriage is a violation of this amendment because it is a right given and protected by the ninth amendment.

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Seventh Amendment Protected

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This article shows information about the selection of the jury for the O.J. Simpson trial.  The fact that they needed to pick a fair and equal jury for the case means that they kept the seventh amendment in mind and made sure they did not violate it.

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Sixth Amendment Being Violated

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In the Smith vs. Hooey case, the defendant was in prison for seven years and still got no notification of his case ever being tried.  He then claimed that his right to a speedy trial was being violated.  The Supreme Court agreed and his charges were dropped.

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Fifth Amendment Being Violated

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Loughner, a current prisoner, has just filed for violation of his fifth amendment.  Every once and a while there will be people at the prison who observe him and everything he does.  These reports were sent to the FBI and Loughner believes this is a violation of his fifth amendment because it is self incrimination.

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Fourth Amendment Being Violated

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Airports are begining to do full body scans before passengers are allowed to board their planes.  To some people this is a violation of their fourth amendment becasue they believe it is an unlawful search.

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Second Amendment Being Violated

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These cases are examples of some ways the second amendment was and can be violated.  It is said that the second amendment is not a direct part of the Constitution and for that reason, it is not protected.

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First Amendment Being Protected

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Newspaper boxes were recently put back into the International Airport due to freedom of press.  Being able to have these newspapers wherever they are wanted and them being allowed to say whatever they want is protection of the first amendment.

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Amendment Eight Being Violated

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In the eigth amendment it states that there can be no excessive fines because of your crime. However, thismine owner has to pay what is said to be the largest amount in an investigation of a mine disaster, $209 million.

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Tenth Amendment Being Violated

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As many as 56% of American citizens believe that the government has become so powerful that it poses an imediate threat to their lives.  The point of the tenth amendment is to ensure that this wont happen.  The governemtn interferring so much in a direct violation of the tenth amendment.

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Ninth Amendment Being Protected

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The right to same sex marriage is within the ninth amendment.  Now that some states, including New York, are allowing it, it is protecting all of the people's ninth amendment.

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Seventh Amendment Being Violated

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This man was not granted the right to a trial by jury.  Trial by jury is what the seventh amendment guarantees so this would be a violation of it.

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Sixth Amendment Being Protected

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Williams' case was analized to see if the fingerprints that were used as evidence should have to count as a witness.  The judges agreed that it should which protects his sixth amendment.

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Fifth Amendment Being Protected

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When Oliver North was being testified for destroying documents for his case he pled the fifth claiming that if he spoke, he would be testifying against himself.  North was allowed to do so and was not in any further trouble for doing so.  This is how the fifth amendment was protected.

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Fourth Amendment Being Protected

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Before, the government was able to just search and read through peoples personal e-mails without a problem.  However, now, it is looked upon as a violation of the fourth amendment.  Now, instead of searching your e-mails, they must obtain a warrant for rightful search and seizure.

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Third Amendment Being Protected

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The case of Engblom vs. Carey was brought up because military officials were kept in officials houses while there was a prison strike.  The officials that owned these homes were not fond of others using their homes while they were not their and interpereted it as a violated of their Third Amendment.  These men sued and in their second attempt, won due to a violation of the third amendment.

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Second Amendment Being Protected

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Even after all of the people that have died due to firearms in the U.S., including a recent killing where 6 were killed and 13 wounded, President Obama still shows no sign of wishing to take away the poeples privilege to own a gun.  Many people like this, and many do not, however, it is still protecting everyones second amendment. 

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First Amendment Being Violated

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A girl was able to speak at her high school graduation however, she was unable to say a prayer like she wanted to.  Also certain phrases like "amen".  This is a violation of freedom of speech and religion.

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Amendment Eight Being Protected

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Mumia Abu-Jamal was accused of killing a cop over thirty years ago and was suppose to be sentenced to death.  However, he was just let off of death row and will be in jail for life.  This shows that his amendments are being protected because execution could be considered a cruel and unusual punishment.

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