- Slides: 41
Interpreting the Bill of Rights How the Bill of Rights protects & provides privileges for you!
Luke was found innocent of armed robbery, but the state decided to bring him to trial again anyway.
5 th – violation of double jeopardy
After being found guilty of driving while intoxicated, the court ordered that Carolyn spend the next 30 years in solitary confinement.
8 th – cruel punishment (does not fit the crime)
The citizens of Upper Creek voted to double the taxes of all Catholics.
1 st – discriminating based on religion
In a civil trial where the dispute was more than $20, both sides were denied a jury trial.
th 7 – right to a jury in civil disputes
For no apparent reason, the police stopped Rita while she was driving and began to search through her car trunk and personal luggage.
th 4 – no search warrant or probable cause
The United States attorney general ordered all American citizens to turn in their rifles by noon on Saturday.
nd 2 – right to bear arms shall not be infringed
Judge M. T. Nasty ordered a doctor to cut off the right hand of Marty, a convicted pickpocket.
th 8 – cruel (& really unusual) punishment
The federal government decided that state governments were no longer necessary.
th 10 – right to states to maintain powers
The president declared that the only rights Americans have are those listed in the first eight amendments.
th 9 – right to the individuals to retain powers not stated
A United States representative prohibited a local newspaper from printing an editorial that was critical of his record.
st 1 – freedom of the press
During peacetime the army ordered the residents of Seattle to house its soldiers.
rd 3 – right to refuse quartering of soldiers
A group of labor leaders was told that it could not conduct a peaceful rally in the town square.
st 1 – right to peaceably assemble
Henry was arrested for shoplifting but was not brought to trial for five years.
th 6 – right to a speedy trial
The judge insisted that the defendant take the stand explain his actions on the night of the alleged crime.
th 5 – right to refuse to incriminate oneself/right to refuse to speak
The police decided to place a “bug” in Kevin’s home telephone in the hope they would uncover some kind of crime.
th 4 – right to appropriate searches based on a warrant
Congress passed a law banning the practice of Buddhism in the United States.
st 1 – right to freedom of religion
• Congress told the state of Montana that it would no longer be able to issue marriage licenses.
th 10 – rights of the states
Melissa was arrested and placed in jail without being informed of the nature or cause of the accusation.
th 6 – right to be informed of the nature of the accusation of guilt
After being charged with arson, Nate was denied the right to counsel for his defense.
th 6 – right to an attorney
Judge Stone placed Nina’s bail for stealing sour patch kids at $500, 000.
th 8 – unreasonable bail