Groundbreaking US Supreme Court Decision on the Tenth and Ninth Amendment

Before It’s News

Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth Amendment – Powers of States and people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Goldwater Institute


Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of the best and most important decisions ever on federalism.  The Court unanimously held that not just states but individuals have standing to challenge federal laws as violations of state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. This decision is as radical in the direction of liberty as the New Deal was radical in the direction of socialism. Click here to read the decision.

In short, freedom advocates like us just got a green light from the USSC to bring more cases under the 10th Amendment. This will have huge—positive—implications for freedom so long as the current constitution of the court holds…

The article continues at Before It’s News.


Read also at Althouse,  “State sovereignty is not just an end in itself: ‘Rather, federalism secures to citizens the liberties that derive from the diffusion of sovereign power.’ “

Related: Why ObamaCare Is Losing in the Courts. The government’s lawyers keep changing their arguments as each one is exposed as constitutionally suspect.

…If ObamaCare is to be upheld, then the Supreme Court will have to abandon these precedents, along with the plain meaning of the Constitution. It will also have to concede that our federal system is in fact not one of divided authority between federal and state governments, but one in which the states merely act as Washington’s administrative enforcers. There is every reason to believe the court would never entertain such a notion.

Update: Three Strikes for the Left at the Supreme Court.

And, Fareed Zakaria knows the problem with the United States. It’s the Constitution…

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