"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."

Welcome to Third Amendment.com. This site in fact has very little to do with the Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - which isn't surprising, because the amendment has very little practical application. The title is instead symbolic of my interest in often curious and obscure corners of the law, ranging from "missing" constitutional amendments to the implications of rapidly-changing technology for legal practice.

Besides, it seemed terribly unfair that the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, even the Fifth Amendment had their own web sites - but not the lonely, forgotten Third Amendment. For a brief history of the Third Amendment, click here. For an archive of and gateway to other articles I have written or contributed to on a spectrum of subjects, keep on reading:


Civil Liberties

College and University Issues

Legal History

Technology and the Law



This page was last modified on December 23, 2014. Please email Jol A. Silversmith with comments, corrections, etc.

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