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  •  And the Ninth (none)
    The Ninth Amendment states that the Constitution's list of rights is not exhaustive, and strongly implies there are other rights out there.

    Basically, this means the Constitution can't be used to decide if something's a right.  If it's clearly listed as a right in the Constitution (e.g., most of the first eight amendments), then yes, it's a right; but if it's missing, then the Constitution has nothing to say, one way or the other.  Even if the Fourth Amendment, and others covering privacy-related issues, were absent, you could still argue that privacy was a right on other grounds.

    Environmentalist dinosaurs worried about the new iridium-enriched reactors. "If they blow," they said, "only the cockroaches and the mammals will survive..."

    by ColoRambler on Tue Jun 07, 2005 at 01:28:34 PM PDT

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