Griswold v. Connecticut

Griswold v. Connecticut

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Wednesday, 27 July

Griswold v. Connecticut was the U.S. supreme court decision that overturned laws banning contraception – at least, for married couples. It wasn’t the first SCOTUS decision to mention the concept of privacy, but it was a major one.

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