Griswold Vs Connecticut Case Study

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Griswold V. Connecticut 381 U.S. 479 (1965) Facts: The two appellants Griswold and Buxton were both arrested and charged under the Connecticut Comstock Act of 1879. They both violated this act by providing information and medical advice to married persons on means of preventing conception. They were both found guilty of aiding clients and were fined 100 dollars each. The appellants claimed that the Connecticut Comstock Act of 1879 violated the Fourteenth Amendment and couple’s right to privacy. Issue: Did the Connecticut statue violate the Fourteenth Amendment, and did the Constitution therefore protect the privacy of married couples? Decision of the Court: The Supreme Court did rule the the Connecticut statue was indeed unconstitutional

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