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The Bill of Rights

Bicentennial of the Constitution

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
1. The Bill of Rights Marker
Inscription.  
Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a
The Bill of Rights Marker (<i>adjacent dedication plaque</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
2. The Bill of Rights Marker (adjacent dedication plaque)
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution
were ratified December 15, 1791, and
form what is known as the Bill of Rights.

This plaque is dedicated December 15, 1991
in honor of
The Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights

United States District Court
Chief Judge Justin L. Quackenbush
Judge Alan A. McDonald
Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen
Judge Fred L. Van Sickle
Senior Judge Robert J. McNichols
Magistrate Judge James B. Hovis
Magistrate Judge Cynthia Imbrogno
capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
3. The Bill of Rights Marker
(Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse in background)
VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Judicial Conference of the United States
Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution

Judge Damon J. Keith
Chairman
Dec. 15, 1791 – Dec. 15, 1991

 
Erected 1991 by Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 47° 39.487′ N, 117° 25.558′ W. Marker is in Spokane, Washington, in Spokane County. Marker can be reached from West Riverside Avenue west of North Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at ground-level on a concrete planter box in the courthouse plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 West Riverside Avenue, Spokane WA 99201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Walter F. Horan Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John Robert Monaghan (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe Street Bridge (about 600 feet away); Symbol of Spokane (about 600 feet away); The First Bridges (about 700 feet away); Spokane River (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spokane.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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