Amendment 10


Amendment 10

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.

Important Case Law

Bond v. United States

The Court held that a criminal defendant has the right to challenge the statute is beyond the federal government’s enumerated powers.

Missouri v. Holland

The Supreme Court upheld the exercise of treaty power and therefore found no infringement of the Tenth Amendment.

New York v. United States

The Court held that the Low-Level Waste Act does violate the Tenth Amendment and the “guarentee clause” of Article Four.

Additional Important Cases