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which said the King does not have the right to search your possessions for no reason. The 4th amendment is important because it protects the privacy of citizens. Without the Amendment the government would be able to search you at any time for any reason. And they could know everything about you. It is also relevant today due to the issue of the Patriot Act and its boundries. 9. Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy. (5) Goes with the state rights, partially started state rights. Double jeopardy is just as important as unreasonable search and seizures, shouldn’t be tried twice for the same crime just like they shouldn’t search the same home for the same reason more than once. Forbids an accused person from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction. 10. State’s rights (10) This amendment gives all the rights that are not specifically put into the constitution to the states. This means that the federal government cannot sue a state for something that is not explicitly written in the Constitution. This is important because with this amendment the government cannot go on a suing spree on states that the administration doesn’t agree with. It also solidifies the Constitution as being the only form of law the government has to abide by. Carol Anne Bond was found guilty of trying to poison her husband's mistress, Myrlinda Haynes, with toxic chemicals at least 24 times over the course of several months. A grand jury in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charged Bond with two counts of possessing and using a chemical weapon, in violation of a criminal statute implementing the treaty obligations of the United States under the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention. The grand jury also charged Bond with two counts of mail theft. Bond's attorneys
argue that the statute was intended to deal with rogue states and terrorists and that their client should have been prosecuted under state law instead. Bond, a laboratory technician, stole the chemical potassium dichromate from the company where she worked. Haynes was not injured. Bond's husband had a child with Haynes while married to Bond. Haynes had contacted police and postal authorities after finding the chemicals at her home. In September 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that Bond lacked standing to challenge the constitutionality of the statute on the basis of the Tenth Amendment. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded the lower court order in a unanimous opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy. "Bond has standing to challenge the federal statute on grounds that the measure interferes with the powers reserved to States," Kennedy wrote. ("Bond v. United States." Oyez.Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, n.d. Dec 20, 2016. <>) 11.Permits Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census. (16) This amendment is fairly important because it allows the government to take a small portion of

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