[Constitution of the United States of America:  Analysis, and Interpretation - 1992 Edition ]
[Amendments to the Constitution]
[Third Amendment - Quartering Soldiers ]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

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                           QUARTERING SOLDIERS


                             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 of the preference for the civilian 
over the military.\1\

        \1\In 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.), aff'd. 
per curiam, 724 F.2d 28 (2d Cir. 1983), there has been no judicial 
explication at all.