The Bill of
Rights
Yesterday, Today and
Worldwide
Klan protests civil rights
legislation.
Everyone’s speech is protected
as long as it doesn’t incite
violence.
A well regulated
militia, being
necessary to the
security of a free
state, the right
of people to keep
and bear arms,
shal...
No soldier shall, in
time of peace, be
quartered in any
house, without the
consent of the
owner, nor in time
of war, but i...
• No unreasonable
searches and seizures
or warrants without
probable cause
• Warrant must be
supported by oath
and particu...
• Must be indicted by grand
jury before trial except in
military
• No double jeopardy
• “Plead the 5th
” – don’t have
to t...
• In criminal prosecutions,
right to speedy and
public trial by an
impartial jury from the
place the crime was
committed
•...
• Civil cases in excess
of $20 also have
right to jury trial
• No fact tried by a
jury may be
reexamined but by
the common...
• Excessive bail
shall not be
required, nor
excessive fines
imposed,
• nor cruel and
unusual
punishments
inflicted.
• The enumeration in
the Constitution, of
certain rights, shall
not be construed to
deny or disparage
others retained by
t...
The powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitution,
nor prohibited by it to the states,
are reserved to the...
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  1. 1. The Bill of Rights Yesterday, Today and Worldwide
  2. 2. Klan protests civil rights legislation. Everyone’s speech is protected as long as it doesn’t incite violence.
  3. 3. A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
  4. 4. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
  5. 5. • No unreasonable searches and seizures or warrants without probable cause • Warrant must be supported by oath and particularly describe the persons or things to be seized
  6. 6. • Must be indicted by grand jury before trial except in military • No double jeopardy • “Plead the 5th ” – don’t have to testify in own case • Can’t be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process • Private property cannot be taken for public use without compensation
  7. 7. • In criminal prosecutions, right to speedy and public trial by an impartial jury from the place the crime was committed • Accused must be informed of nature and cause of accusation and may confront all witnesses • Right to assistance of counsel for defense The Stock Solution Photo Network http://www.tssphoto.com/ops_html/E1453.html AP Photo/Nick Ut
  8. 8. • Civil cases in excess of $20 also have right to jury trial • No fact tried by a jury may be reexamined but by the common law (court decisions become law – this is why lawyers cite previous cases)
  9. 9. • Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, • nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
  10. 10. • The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. • (The Constitution is not a complete list – the people may have other rights not enumerated here.) Former Pentagon employee Linda Tripp was prosecuted for secretly recording conversations with Monica Lewinsky. A right to privacy is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution, but has been protected by the Courts. (see Amendments IV and V)
  11. 11. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

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