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Attorney Eric Holder is making sweeping changes about how the federal government extends rights to legally married same-sex couples, in areas where the federal government has jurisdiction. The move should add more fuel to the debate over the roles of the executive, Congress and the states in deciding social issues.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, we take a look at the 10th Amendment, which says that powers not delegated to the federal government remains with the states or the people.
The Ninth Amendment is a constitutional safety net intended to make clear that individuals have other fundamental rights, in addition to those listed in the First through Eighth Amendments.
Today, the National Constitution Center profiles the Eighth Amendment as part of our 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we profile the Seventh Amendment, which extends the right to a jury trial to federal civil cases.