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Raw Video: Large Protests at Port of Oakland

Large group of protestors demonstrate the freedom to assembly, protected by the First Amendment.

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Trying to Protect the Tenth Amendment

States are pursuing legislative actions toward Washington to make sure that the Federal Governnment doesn't increase their dominance to protect the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution.

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Court Cases Protected by the Ninth Amendment

Several of these court cases show how the Court recognizes that the Ninth Amendment protects people from they way the choose to raise their children and parental concerns are a part of the unwritten rights inquired by the Ninth Amendment.

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Protection of the Eighth Amendment

During the case, Furman v. Georgia (1972), the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment was cruel and unusual, making it unconstititutional. The Court voted to strike down every capital punishment law in the United States. In this case, the Supreme Court was protecting the Eighth Amendment.  

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DIMICK V. SCHIEDT, Protection of the Seventh Amendment

In the original trial, the jury was not present and the verdict was unjust. The respondant appealed to the Court of Appeals and the judgement was reversed on terms that the Seventh Amendment was violated. The Court recognized the doctrine and a new trial with a jury was immediate.

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Montejo Trial Protected by the Sixth Amendment

Jesse Montejo was arrested on murder charges. When he was taken to the court for his preliminary hearing, his attorney was not present and they interrogated ihm anyway. After meeting up with his attorney, the attorney said that the evidence was unworkable because it violated the sixth amendment.

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CHAVEZ V. MARTINEZ Violation of the Fifth Amendment

CHAVEZ V. MARTINEZ Violation of the Fifth Amendment | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-ProjectKanski | Scoop.it

While Martinez was in the hospital getting treated for gunshot wounds that he received during a confrontation with the police, Officer Chavez interrogated him. Martinez started admitting to things, such as his use of heroin and the he took an officer's gun. But never once was he given of his Miranda Rights.

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Aguilar Vs. Texas Protection of the Fourth Amendment

In 1964, two Houston Police officers went to the Juctice of Peace and asked if a warrant could be given them to search the residence of Mr. Aguilar due to suspicion of possession of herion, marijuana, and other illegal drugs. The warrant was granted. When the officers went to the house, they heard commotion and went inside, confiscated found drugs, and arrested Aguilar.  

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Engblom v Carey Violation of the Third Amendment

 During April and May of 1979, the third amendment was violated during a statewide prison staff strike when correction officers were evicted from their homes and forced to quarter members of the National Guard without consent.

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Drew Peterson Rifle, Violated By The Second Amendment

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Peterson's Constitutional rights were  violated by the police and prosecuters who stripped him of his weapons. While under investigation, weapons are not allowed to be stripped of the holder by police.

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Violation of the First Amendment

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The F.B.I. says William Cassidy published 8,000 Twitter posts, almost all of them about a woman, Alyce Zeoli, and her Buddhist group. His defense officer is saying how what he said on twitter is protected by the First Amendment but  he is now on trial because they are saying not all speech is protected by the First Amendment.

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Protection of the Third Amendment

Thomas Sumter wanted to protect the rights of citizens and wished that they would never be forced to inhabit soldiers in their own homes. He believed that it would destroy peace of the family that is the owners of the actual household. This is when the protection of the Third Amendment.

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Carol Bond Claims that the court Violated her Tenth Amendment After she Poisoned a Woman Her Husband was Having an Affair With

The Supreme Court heard arguments in an unusual case examining the scope of the Tenth Amendment and the ability of a Pennsylvania woman to challenge her conviction for poisoning her husband's lover. Her lawyer said that she has the right to challenge her conviction because of the constitutional protection.

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Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) Violation of the Ninth Amendment

During 1879, a Connecticut law stated that "any person who uses a drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purposes of preventing conception shall be fined not less than forty dollars or imprisoned not less than sixty days." Griswold and Dr. Lee were both arrested for provided illegal contraceptives and fined $100 each. Griswold appealed to the Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut and claimed the ruling violated the Ninth Amendment. 

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Violation of the Eighth Amendment

The 1979 case of Bell v. Wolfish, the complaint was toward the issue of prison crowding and officials have used excessive force. In the prisoners eye, the prison crowding and excessive force was seen as cruel and unusual punishment. But the court declared that it wasn't and this was a violation of the Eighth Amendment.

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The Seventh Amendment Violated

An Idaho lawyer named Thomas Hale provided a petition to two debtors filing bankrupcy, but did not sign it or appear during the case.  The bankrupcy judge found Hale's petition unethical and his $250 fee unreasonable and demanded him give it back. Hale argued that his Seventh Amendment was being violated because he was not given a right to a jury on the issue of the reasonable fee.

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Violation of Sixth Amendment

Clinton Harris wanted to appeal his conviction and his sentence for the crime of being involved in sexual assault. He pled guilty to the conviction on January 3rd, 2001 and it wasn't until February 8th, 2008 that he was told of his sentence. The right to his sixth amendment was violated when he waited seven years for his sentence.

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EFF Claims Encrypted Password Is Protected Under Fifth Amendment

Defendants can't be forced into providing law enforcement authorities with the encryption key to their laptops, or it becomes self-incrimination, the Electronic Frontier Foundation argued in a court brief filed in a mortgage fraud criminal case.

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Mapp Vs. Ohio Violation of the Fourth Amendment

In 1961, Molly Dopp's home was seized by seven police officers who claimed they had a warrant, but yet never showed it. The officers went to search the home because of alleged information about a bomb residnce and gambling paraphanelia were located inside the household. Neither were found when illegally searched.

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Federal Court Cases protecting the Second Amendment

Presser v. Illinois, the case protected by the Second Amendment, the US can't deprive citizens of bearing arms. This is because the Constitution states that everyone has the right to bear arms. 

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Advertising and the First Amendment Protection of the First Amendment

Advertising Is Protected by the First Amendment. It is questioned that the first amendment protects advertisements,but commercial speech now plays a role in  the protection of the first amendment.

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