Griswold v Connecticut
Griswold v Connecticut

Griswold v Connecticut

This case deals with the right privacy. Be sure to look for the word penumbra. This word is used frequently. Also, look at the use of Judicial Restraint and Activism. One last note, read the dissenting opinion. First complete the reading below and answer the questions. Next, watch the video and answer the questions on the same sheet as your reading questions. Both parts are due at the start of the next class period.

Griswold v Conn

Reading Questions:
1. What is the main subject matter of the constitutional law field discussed in the text?
2. How did Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) contribute to the protection of privacy rights?
3. According to the text, why was the right of privacy considered paramount in an intrusive society?
4. In what ways did Justice Harry A. Blackmun justify the right to abortion in Roe v. Wade (1973)?
5. How did the court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut protect the relationship between husband and wife?
6. What do the Ninth Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment signify in terms of fundamental rights, according to Justice Goldberg?
7. Why did Justice Black disagree with the court’s judgment on the constitutionality of the Connecticut law regarding privacy rights?

Griswold v Connecticut  Video Comprehension Questions:

1. According to the video, what was the main issue in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut?
a) Violation of the right to privacy
b) Violation of the Fourteenth Amendment
c) Violation of the First Amendment
d) Violation of the Third Amendment

2. What was the outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision in Griswold v. Connecticut?
a) The Connecticut law was found to be constitutional
b) The convictions of Griswold and Buxton were upheld
c) The Connecticut law was found to be unconstitutional
d) The convictions of Griswold and Buxton were reversed

3. According to Justice Douglas, what constitutional provisions imply a right to privacy?
a) First Amendment and Fifth Amendment
b) Third Amendment and Fourth Amendment
c) Fourth Amendment and Ninth Amendment
d) Fifth Amendment and Ninth Amendment

4. Which justice argued in favor of married people’s right to privacy based on the Due Process Clause?
a) Justice Douglas
b) Justice Goldberg
c) Justice Harlan
d) Justice White

5. How did Justice White view the Connecticut law regarding contraceptives?
a) He believed it was necessary for the prevention of adultery and fornication
b) He viewed it as excessively broad and unconstitutional
c) He saw it as a violation of the First Amendment
d) He thought it was a matter that should be addressed by elected representatives