The Third Amendment: Forgotten but Not Gone
Tom W. Bell
Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law
William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 1993
Pity the Third Amendment. The other amendments of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights inspire public adoration and volumes of legal research. Meanwhile, the Third Amendment languishes in comparative oblivion or, worse yet, suffers ridicule. The Third Amendment has especially suffered from a lack of serious and sustained legal analysis. This paper aims to fill the most glaring gaps in Third Amendment scholarship, so as to round out our knowledge of the Bill of Rights and to pay the Third Amendment respect long past due.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: Third Amendment, Quartering, BIll of Rights, Purveyance, Soldiers, Takings
Date posted: October 20, 2011