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Ch.15 Amendment IX: Unenumerated Rights Clause

From: The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins (2nd Edition)

Neil H. Cogan

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 May 2021

Fourthly. That in article 1st, section 9, between clauses 3 and 4 [of the Constitution], be inserted these clauses, to wit, … … The exceptions here or elsewhere in the constitution, made in favor of particular rights, shall not be so construed as to diminish the just importance of other rights retained by the people; or as to enlarge the powers delegated by the constitution; but either as actual limitations of such powers, or as inserted merely for greater caution. Congressional Register, June 8, 1789, vol. 1, pp. 427–28. Fourthly. That in article 1st, section 9,...
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