WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Morganroth Law - Birmingham, Michigan, the law firm representing Jack Kevorkian.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian plans to protest before the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 20 through October 22, 2010.
The US Supreme Court, says Dr. Kevorkian, has ignored the 9th amendment to the US Constitution since the Constitution was signed in 1787.
The court doesn't bother to say why it refuses to hear an appeal as Dr. Kevorkian learned first hand. Kevorkian appealed his conviction of 2nd degree murder to the US Supreme court under the 9th Amendment in 2005 only to have his appeal ignored by the court.
The 9th amendment states the enumeration, in the constitution, of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
In other words, the high court has never used the 9th when it should for equal protection and equal rights or for any other reason such as women's right to vote. Kevorkian says woman had the right to vote when man voted.
Do not think because the US Constitution named certain rights that natural rights be eliminated. . .Kevorkian says that's exactly what the 9th Amendment says.
Dr. Kevorkian says the court refused to use the 9th Amendment because of the power it would give to the people. Instead, congress had to pass the 14th amendment to give people of color. . . black people equal rights.
SOURCE Morganroth Law - Birmingham, Michigan