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Copy of Griswold v. Connecticut 381 U.S. 479, 85 S.Ct. 1678

Copy of Griswold v. Connecticut 381 U.S. 479, 85 S.Ct. 1678

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Published by Thalia Sanders
Defendants were convicted of violating the Connecticut
birth control law. The Circuit Court in the
Sixth Circuit, Connecticut, rendered judgments, and
the defendants appealed. The Appellate Division of
the Circuit Court affirmed, and defendants appealed.
The Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors,
151 Conn. 544, 200 A.2d 479, affirmed, and the defendants
appealed. The Supreme Court, Mr. Justice
Douglas, held that the Connecticut law forbidding
use of contraceptives unconstitutionally intrudes
upon the right of marital privacy.
Reversed.
Mr. Justice Black and Mr. Justice Stewart dissented.
Defendants were convicted of violating the Connecticut
birth control law. The Circuit Court in the
Sixth Circuit, Connecticut, rendered judgments, and
the defendants appealed. The Appellate Division of
the Circuit Court affirmed, and defendants appealed.
The Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors,
151 Conn. 544, 200 A.2d 479, affirmed, and the defendants
appealed. The Supreme Court, Mr. Justice
Douglas, held that the Connecticut law forbidding
use of contraceptives unconstitutionally intrudes
upon the right of marital privacy.
Reversed.
Mr. Justice Black and Mr. Justice Stewart dissented.

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Supreme Court of the United StatesEstelle T. GRISWOLD et al. Appellants,v.STATE OF CONNECTICUT.
No. 496.
Argued March 29, 1965.Decided June 7, 1965.Defendants were convicted of violating the Con-necticut birth control law. The Circuit Court in theSixth Circuit, Connecticut, rendered judgments, andthe defendants appealed. The Appellate Division of the Circuit Court affirmed, and defendants ap-pealed. The Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors,151 Conn. 544, 200 A.2d 479,affirmed, and the de-fendants appealed. The Supreme Court, Mr. JusticeDouglas, held that the Connecticut law forbiddinguse of contraceptives unconstitutionally intrudesupon the right of marital privacy.Reversed.Mr. Justice Black and Mr. Justice Stewart dissen-ted.West Headnotes
[1]Constitutional Law 92 696
92Constitutional Law92VIEnforcement of Constitutional Provisions92VI(A)Persons Entitled to Raise Constitu- tional Questions; Standing92VI(A)3Particular Questions orGrounds of Attack in General92k696k. Abortionand Birth Control. Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k42.1(3), 92k42)Planned Parenthood League's executive directorand medical director who had been convicted as ac-cessories for giving information, instruction, andmedical advice to married persons as to means of preventing conception had standing to questionconstitutionally of Connecticut law forbidding useof contraceptives.C.G.S.A. §§ 53-32,54-196; U.S.C.A.Const. art. 3, § 1et seq.
[2]Constitutional Law 92 2486
92Constitutional Law92XXSeparation of Powers92XX(C)Judicial Powers and Functions 92XX(C)2Encroachment on Legislature92k2485Inquiry IntoLegislative Judg- ment92k2486k. In General.Most CitedCases(Formerly 92k70.3(4), 92k70(3))The Supreme Court does not sit as a super-le-gislature to determine the wisdom, need, and pro-priety of laws that touch economic problems, busi-ness affairs, or social conditions.
[3]Constitutional Law 92 1490
92Constitutional Law92XVIIIFreedom of Speech, Expression, andPress92XVIII(A)In General 92XVIII(A)1In General92k1490k.In General.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k90(1), 92k90)The state may not, consistently with the spirit of theFirst Amendment, contract the spectrum of avail-able knowledge.U.S.C.A.Const. Amend. 1.
[4]Constitutional Law 92 1490
92Constitutional Law92XVIIIFreedom of Speech, Expression, andPress92XVIII(A)In General 92XVIII(A)1In General92k1490k.In General.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k90(2), 92k90)85 S.Ct. 1678 Page 1381 U.S. 479, 85 S.Ct. 1678, 14 L.Ed.2d 510
(Cite as: 381 U.S. 479, 85 S.Ct. 1678)
© 2010 Thomson Reuters. No Claim to Orig. US Gov. Works.
 
Constitutional Law 92 2070
92Constitutional Law92XVIIIFreedom of Speech, Expression, andPress92XVIII(U)Pressin General 92k2070k. In General.Most Cited Cases (Formerly 92k90(2), 92k90)The right of freedom of speech and press includesnot only right to utter or to print, but right to dis-tribute, right to receive, right to read and freedomof inquiry, freedom of thought, and freedom toteach.U.S.C.A.Const. Amend. 1.
[5]Constitutional Law 92 1210
92Constitutional Law92XIRight to Privacy92XI(A)In General 92k1210k. In General.Most Cited Cases (Formerly 92k82(7), 92k82)The First Amendment has a penumbra where pri-vacy is protected from governmental intrusion.U.S.C.A.Const. Amend. 1.
[6]Constitutional Law 92 1430
92Constitutional Law92XIVRight of Assembly92k1430k. InGeneral.Most Cited Cases (Formerly 92k91)The right of assembly extends to all irrespective of their race or ideology.U.S.C.A.Const. Amend. 1.
[7]Constitutional Law 92 1440
92Constitutional Law92XVIFreedom of Association92k1440k. InGeneral.Most Cited Cases (Formerly 92k91)The right of “association,” like the right of “belief,”is more than the right to attend a meeting; it in-cludes the right to express one's attitudes or philo-sophies by membership in a group or by affiliationwith it or by other lawful means; association in thatcontext is a form of expression of opinion; andwhile it is not expressly included in the FirstAmendment its existence is necessary in makingexpress guarantees fully meaningful.U.S.C.A.Const. Amend. 1.
[8]Constitutional Law 92 1210
92Constitutional Law92XIRight to Privacy92XI(A)In General 92k1210k. In General.Most Cited Cases (Formerly 92k82(7), 92k82)Specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have pen-umbras; one of these penumbras is privacy.U.S.C.A.Const. Amends. 1,3,4,5,9,14.
[9]Constitutional Law 92 1140
92Constitutional Law92IXOverbreadth in General92k1140k. InGeneral.Most Cited Cases (Formerly 92k82(4), 92k82)A governmental purpose to control or prevent activ-ities constitutionally subject to state regulation maynot be achieved by means which sweep unnecessar-ily broadly and thereby invade area of protectedfreedom.
[10]Abortion and Birth Control 4 140
4Abortion and Birth Control4k132Contraceptives and Birth Control4k140k. Crimes and Prosecutions.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 4k1.30, 4k1)
Constitutional Law 92 4452
92Constitutional Law92XXVIIDue Process92XXVII(G)Particular Issues and Applica- tions92XXVII(G)22Privacy and Sexual Mat-ters92k4451Abortion, Contraception, and Birth Control92k4452k. In General.Most CitedCases85 S.Ct. 1678 Page 2381 U.S. 479, 85 S.Ct. 1678, 14 L.Ed.2d 510
(Cite as: 381 U.S. 479, 85 S.Ct. 1678)
© 2010 Thomson Reuters. No Claim to Orig. US Gov. Works.

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