Which amendments are most frequently the center of Supreme Court cases?

Sandra Day O'Connor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (retired), explains how the 1st and the 14th amendments have shaped legal decisions.

 Amendment, in legislation, is a change in a law, or in a bill before it becomes a law. Bills often have amendments attached before a legislature votes on them. The 1st and the 14th amendments are the most often heard by the supreme court.

 

Amendment 1: Freedom of religion, speech, and the press; rights of assembly and petition

Amendment 14: Civil rights

 

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