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October 16, 2007
LAW: The Greatest of the Bill of Rights

The Third Amendment! I've actually long argued that the Third Amendment was, at least, the most successful of the Bill of Rights, in terms of actually getting respected by the government. The funny thing is that the Onion actually gets the history right here.

Via Bench Memos.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:05 PM | Law 2006-08 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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I know the lawyer who handled maybe the only Third Amendment case ever litigated in the Federal system, decided by the Second Circuit in the early 1980's. That decision is mentioned in the Onion story. It actually a fascinating story how the case began; it just started out like any other lawsuit and someone realized that it was a Third Amendment problem! The Court found in the plaintiffs' favor but held the government had qualified immunity because the case was so novel.

Posted by: Steve at October 16, 2007 7:32 PM
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