The federal government is the recipient of constitutionally delegated powers. What is not delegated remains in the states or in the people.
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Failure of the Constitution to mention a specific right does not mean that the government can abridge that right, but its protection has to be found elsewhere.
The National Security Agency’s massive program to collect basic phone information about Americans is probably unconstitutional, a federal judge said in a decision he expects to be appealed.
The “cruel and unusual punishments” clause has been the basis for challenges to the death penalty.
Mistrustful of judges, the people insisted on the right to jury trial in civil cases.