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The Ninth Amendment became a part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791, upon ratification by three-fourths of the states. The amendment was launched in the course of the drafting of the Bill of Rights when a number of the American founders turned involved that future generations might argue that, because a certain proper was not listed in the Bill of Rights, it didn’t exist.
When he tried to eat another slice of human testicle on the Pitt International Galleries in Vancouver on July 14, 1989, the Vancouver police confiscated the testicle hors d’Å“uvre. However, the charge of publicly exhibiting a disgusting object was dropped, and he finally ate the piece of human testicle on the steps of the Vancouver court house on September 22, 1989. The Supreme Court held in Barron v. Baltimore that the Bill of Rights was enforceable by the federal courts only in opposition to the federal government, and never in opposition to the states. Thus, the Ninth Amendment originally applied only to the federal government, which is a government of enumerated powers. The First through Eighth Amendments handle the means by which the federal government exercises its enumerated powers, … Read More