Filibuster / Unlimited Debate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Filibuster / Unlimited Debate Creative Commons License photo credit: PatrickRohe When a senator is recognized to speak on a pending measure, few limitations are placed on her. Debate is generally unlimited on all pending measures. A senator may yield to another senator for a question, but the senator still controls the floor. One of the … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 10 (Tenth Amendment – Rights Reserved to the States and People)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 10 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (10th Amendment) Amendment X. (Rights Reserved to the States and People) 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 … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 9 (Ninth Amendment – Non-Enumerated Rights)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 9 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (9th Amendment) Amendment IX. (Non-Enumerated Rights) The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.   9th Amendment – Michael Badnarik Bill of Rights Class   … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 8 (Eighth Amendment – Cruel and Unusual Punishment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 8 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (8th Amendment) Amendment VIII. (Cruel and Unusual Punishment) Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.   8th Amendment – Michael Badnarik Bill of Rights Class   More The Constitution … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 7 (Seventh Amendment – Trial by Jury in Civil Cases)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 7 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (7th Amendment) Amendment VII. (Trial by Jury in Civil Cases) In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 6 (Sixth Amendment – Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 6 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (6th Amendment) Amendment VI. (Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses) In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 5 (Fifth Amendment – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 5 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (5th Amendment) Amendment V. (Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings) No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (4th Amendment) Amendment IV. (Search and Seizure) The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon … Read more