The Constitution’s first amendment after the Bill of Rights represented the first use of congressional power to contradict a Supreme Court decision.
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As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, here is a look at the first amendment ratified after the Bill of Rights was adopted, which actually overturned an early Supreme Court decision.
When the Supreme Court held in the 1793 case Chisholm v. Georgia that a state could be sued in federal court under Article III of the Constitution, this amendment was rapidly adopted.
A federal appeals court decision to grant protected free speech status to the Facebook “like” button contained another important element, involving a less-publicized constitutional amendment.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 11th Amendment (ratified February 7, 1795). Here’s what you need to know.