Case: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) 381 U.S. 479
Facts: The appellant is represented by the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut and its executive director Griswold. Appellee is the State of Connecticut responsible for the law making contraceptives illegal (Griswold et al. v. Connecticut, 1965). The appellants were accused of providing married couples and individuals with information on how to avoid becoming pregnant by using available birth control methods. Following the law accepted by the State of Connecticut, any action of this sort should be viewed as a crime and should be punished (Griswold et al. v. Connecticut, 1965). However, Planned Parenthood and its representatives appealed to the Fourteenth Amendment and insisted on the illegal nature of such restrictions as they violate the basic law. For this reason, the reason for the dispute implied the use of contraceptives and the illegal nature of its prohibition regarding the existing laws and the right to privacy. An intermediate appellate court and the highest court affirmed the judgment (Griswold et al. v. Connecticut, 1965).
Issue: Under the Constitution of the USA, do married couples have the right to privacy, and do they have the right to be protected from any intrusion from the government?
Holding: Yes, following the Constitution of the USA, all married people have the right to privacy and the right to protect their privacy. The 5th, 9th, and 14th Amendments specify the right to privacy and protection (Griswold et al. v. Connecticut, 1965).
Reasoning: The court sided with the appellants and concluded that all married couples should have a right to be protected from any form of governmental regulation or intrusion. It also indicated the right to use contraceptives.
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