Supreme Court Cases: Privacy

Timeline

Weems v. United States

1910

it pertains to the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. It is cited concerning the Constitutional meaning of "privacy" and the scope of what is to receive legal protection as “private”. This decision also discussed the political and legal relationship between the United States and the Philippines, which at that time was considered a U.S. colony

Meyer v. Nebraska

1923

U.S. Supreme Court case that held that a 1919 Nebraska law restricting foreign-language education violated the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Griswold v. Connecticut

1965

Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case involved a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives. By a vote of 7–2, the Supreme Court invalidated the law on the grounds that it violated the "right to marital privacy".

Loving v. Virginia

1967

landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

Roe v. Wade

1973

landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion.

Board of Education v. Earls

2002

United States Supreme Court case in which the Court upheld the constitutionality of mandatory drug testing by public schools of students participating in extracurricular activities.