What does the Ninth Amendment mean?
June 30, 2010 6:38 AM Subscribe
What does the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution mean?
posted by jefeweiss to Law & Government (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have read the Wikipedia article and a few other sources, but I am not sure that I understand the current legal interpretation on the Ninth Amendment. It appears that the "official" interpretation according to the Supreme Court is that the Ninth Amendment doesn't really mean very much. I would also be interested in learning about the legal theories that lie behind the way that the interpretation has changed over time. Very few cases have cited the Ninth Amendment, so there haven't really been any direct cases about what it means.