Constitutional Law / Government

Penumbras and the ‘right to privacy’

In Griswold v Connecticut, the Court ruled that a Connecticut state law prohibiting the use of contraception violated the “right to privacy” found in penumbras (shadows) of the Constitution via the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments. These penumbras, or zones of privacy, were made up terms used by the justices to express their displeasure with such a silly law Continue reading