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Right to Privacy History
Law, politics, and culture evolve with the times. These stories show why.
Privacy Torts and the First Amendment
In 1979, Dave Miller died of heart attack; his death was filmed and broadcast by a TV news crew doing a report on 911 emergency respondersMiller's family sued, arguing its right to privacy had been...
The Fourth Amendment & Students
Supreme Court has ruled that students don't abandon their rights when they enter the schoolhouse doorBut the Court has also ruled that students' rights to privacy are more limited than those of adu...
New Jersey v T.L.O.
Case originated when a vice principal discovered marijuana in a student's purse while searching for cigarettesCourt ruled that students do have Fourth Amendment rights to freedom from unreasonable...
Drug Testing Rights
Drug tests are considered "searches" entitled to Fourth Amendment protectionIn 1995 case Acton v. Vernonia, an Oregon 12-year-old went to court to protest mandatory drug testing of all student athl...
Abortion and Privacy
Supreme Court views abortion as a "privacy right" and a "liberty claim"Abortion is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, informed by the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth AmendmentsWe hate to...
Roe v. Wade
In Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court built on precedent of Griswold and Eisenstadt to rule that laws banning abortion violated individuals' privacy rightsIn Roe, Supreme Court ruled that a fetus was not a...
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