Reserved powers

Reserved powers are those found in the ninth and tenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They are non-enumerated and therefore general in nature.

The ninth amendment asserts, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

The tenth amendment says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

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