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Your town is experiencing a major increase in drive-by shootings. In response, you petition your town council to pass an ordinance banning all firearms in certain designated “high crime” areas. Would such a provision be constitutional?
You are the sole heir of a grandfather who brought back a number of souvenirs of his combat service in World War II. You are proud of his medals, his uniforms, his M-1 carbine, and the several unexploded German hand grenades that he has kept under his bed for the last six decades. Your local police department feels differently. It sends over the bomb squad and confiscates the grenades. Have the police violated your 2nd Amendment rights?
Terrorists from a foreign country set off a nuclear weapon in New York City. Congress immediately passes a declaration of war against this foreign country. The president orders the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, along with several battalions of U.S. Marines, to secure the surrounding area and aid in recovery efforts. Pursuant to emergency legislation, he orders the evacuation of much of Long Island, southern Connecticut, and northern New Jersey, and the quartering of troops in private residences in those areas for the duration of the emergency. Although the president directs his military commanders to see the consent of the property owners whenever possible, no such consent is required by the federal statute. Several homeowners in Northern New Jersey refuse to allow soldiers into their homes and are forced to do so at gunpoint. Does this violate the 3rd Amendment?
Under the 4th Amendment, are homes treated the same as other property, such as vehicles?
The right “to keep and bear arms” under the 2nd Amendment:
According to the wording of the 2nd Amendment, the purpose of the people’s right “to keep and bear arms”:
According to the 4th Amendment’s limitation on “unreasonable searches and seizures,” in order to search a private residence under ordinary circumstances, a police officer must:
The 3rd Amendment has been recently cited as contributing to which of the following rights implied by the Bill of Rights?
Which of the following are common exceptions to the 4th Amendment warrant requirements:
I. Searches of Automobiles with Probable Cause
II. Searches Incident to Arrest
III. Prison Searches
IV. Airport Screenings
V. Search of a Protestor Prior to Arrest