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The Third Amendment. The Amendment the Supreme Court has NEVER had to do a case on!. The Third Amendment. NNo 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. The Third Amendment.

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The third amendment

The Third Amendment

The Amendment the Supreme Court has NEVER had to do a case on!


The third amendment

The Third Amendment

  • NNo 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.


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The Third Amendment

  • Prohibits government from forcing private citizens to quarter – provide room and board for – government soldiers without owner’s permission.

    • DOES NOT include the enemy!


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The Third Amendment

  • IF there is a war – and the government needs to quarter troops, it must do so according to legal procedures.

    • They need to pay rent.


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The Third Amendment

  • Hasn’t always worked that well.

    • Civil War

    • American Indian wars

    • People were forced to feed, keep troops, and surrender their livestock.


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The Third Amendment

  • Unlikely in the modern age we will ever be asked to keep troops on our property.

  • People do have the right to their privacy.


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