Supreme Court Cases: Privacy


Weems v. United States


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


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


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


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

Roe v. Wade


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

Board of Education v. Earls


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.