It’s often said that the Second Amendment makes all the others possible.

Let’s take a step back.

The Second Amendment is good, I’ll admit.  But as readers know, the Third Amendment is just as — if not more — important:

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.

What’s more, what good is the First Amendment if a soldier is quartered at your desk while you try to blog?

So I was glad to see Prof. Glenn Reynolds highlight a symposium at U. Tennessee Law School on the Third Amendment:

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The importance of the Third Amendment, however forgotten it may be, is why I support the 3rd Amendment, and I vote.

Believe it or not, the Third Amendment sometimes comes up in court cases, still.

And I’m not the only one:

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UPDATE: Prof. Reynolds has a new column at USA Today, Quartering spyware troops in the digital age.