The Amendments of the United States of America
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The Amendments of the United States of America
The Unites States Constitution contains 27 Amendments. Here the Amendments 1, 2, 4, and 8 will be analyzed along with articles pertaining to these amendments being used or violated.
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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Reichle v. Howards

A man was arrested by the Secret Service after making a comment to Mr. Cheeney in public and then touching his shoulder. He was promptly arrested without a warrant. The man did nothing harmful and was arrested for it, without a warrant no less. The 4th amendment was violated here, this man was arrested unreasonably without even a warrant.

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Handguns for 18-Year-Olds?

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NRA tries to argue that people ages 18 to 20 years old have a constitutional right to own a gun. Many people disagree since that age is still considered very young. Even if the 2nd amendment should protect that right, it really shouldn't. It's extremely irresponisble to let 18-20 year old citizens, who are barely considered adults, carry around guns. If they aren't responsible enough to be able to drink alcohol, why give them a gun?

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Katie Gilbertson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:18 AM

This is related to gov and law because it discusses gun control and what President Obama plans to do especially for the younger generation.  This refers to our second amendment.

Chelsie DeBus's comment, April 10, 2014 10:13 AM
I agree with the people,saying that teens 18-20 years old are a little to young to be able to own a gun. I think they should change the 2nd amendemnt so then 18-20 year olds can't own a gun. I just done think that a lot of 18-20 year olds are going to be smart when being able to own their own gun.
Paul Klompenhower's comment, April 13, 2014 8:30 PM
I very much disagree with this opinion. The bill of rights applies to all American citizens and the 14th Amendment prohibits age discrimination. Using age as a basis for determining who and who cannot own a firearm is poor way of implementing gun control. Instead of focusing on issues like this we should close loop holes in the background check system and strive to provide better mental health services across the country.
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America's Eighth Amendment Absurdity - CBS News

The supreme court argues over weather executions using a mixture of drugs is considered "cruel and unusual punishment." As long as the drugs are not a painful death, this should not constitute as "cruel and unusual." If it is a quick and painless death, then it should be allowed to be used in executions.

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A Vital Liberty

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A federal appeals court rules that people have the right to video tape police officers. A man was arrested after video taping an arrest in Boston. He then sued for the violation of his first amendment rights. This man should have the righ to video tape this since he has the right to freedom of the press. A policeman should not be able to arrest someone like that since he has the right to freedom of the press.

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Supreme Court stands firm on prison crowding - USATODAY.com

Supreme Court stands firm on prison crowding - USATODAY.com | The Amendments of the United States of America | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court ruled that the overcrowding of prisons is "cruel and unusual" under the 8th amendment. Even though prisoners loose some rights and liberty, they retain others like the 8th amendment. These crowded prisons where 200 inmates are stuffed into one gymnasium and where 54 people share a single toilet is just inhumane. It is way too crowded in these prisons, and steps to shorten sentances of prisoners who comitted minor crimes should be taken.

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Steroid Tests Ignore the 4th Amendment - New York Times

Steroid Tests Ignore the 4th Amendment - New York Times | The Amendments of the United States of America | Scoop.it

Congress was pushing to pass a bill that tested athletes, like Major League Baseball players, for steroids without a warrant. The consequences for being found positive were also raised. These tests are usually done by the employers, and the ones done by employers the players have agreed to. Since they are a part of the government and it is not stated in the player's contract that they can be tested by congress for steroids, this bill violates 4th amendment rights. The searches are unreasonable, and congress can't just search these people without a warrant. When the player's are searched by an employer it's something they agreed to, unlike with congress.

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No Right to Bear Assault Weapons

No Right to Bear Assault Weapons | The Amendments of the United States of America | Scoop.it

It was ruled that assault weapons do not fall under the right to bear arms. Of course it doesn't, no one needs a grenade or an AR-15 to protect themselves. Simple guns should do just fine for most people, and allowing people to have more dangerous weapons could put many lives at risk.

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Protesters sue Cincinnati, says rights violated | First Amendment Center

Protesters sue Cincinnati, says rights violated | First Amendment Center | The Amendments of the United States of America | Scoop.it

Protestors in a group known as "Occupy Cincinnati" are practicing their right to assemble in a public park, and then camping there after the closing hours. They are now filing a lawsuit against Cincinnat for issuing a fine against the protestors. This is unconstitutional. The protestors should be allowed to assemble in this park, it is a public park and not private property.

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