Griswold v. Connecticut

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Griswold v. Connecticut
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Date decided June 7, 1965


Connecticut's law banning the distribution of contraceptives is an unconstitutional burden on the "right of marital privacy."


William O. Douglas: "The foregoing cases suggest that specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance."

Arthur Goldberg saw the Connecticut law as a violation of the 9th Amendment.


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