19 February 2014

Notable quotable: Griswold v. Connecticut

"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."

Justice William O. Douglas's opinion for the Supreme Court in Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965), in which the Court ruled that a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives violated a constitutional right to privacy.
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