Amdt3.1 Third Amendment: In General

Third Amendment:

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.

There has been no Supreme Court explication of this Amendment, which was obviously one guarantee indicating a preference for the civilian over the military.1


  1.  Jump to essay-1In fact, save for the curious case of Engblom v. Carey, 677 F.2d 957 (2d Cir. 1982), on remand, 572 F. Supp. 44 (S.D.N.Y. 1983), aff'd per curiam, 724 F.2d 28 (2d Cir. 1983), there has been no judicial explication of the Amendment at all.