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|The Quartering of Soldiers||Important Cases|
|The 3rd Amendment, though once a very important right among the guarantees of free societies, has thankfully been mostly relegated to the reams of history. The text of the amendment reads as follows: “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.” To be sure, it only means that government cannot force you to house a soldier if you don’t want to do so.The enforcement of this amendment has not had very many applications, as the Supreme Court has never had to render a government action unconstitutional as a violation of its requirements. The forced housing of soldiers, it seems, has proven itself to be an old-world problem. Still, occasionally, the Court does mention the amendment when it lists rights afforded by the Constitution. Notably, in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the majority used the amendment, among others, to bolster its argument for the existence of an implied fundamental right to privacy.||Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)|