Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
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The Court considered the constitutionality of a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives for married couples. Estelle Griswold helped open a birth control clinic in New Haven and was arrested for violating the Connecticut law. She appealed her case to the Supreme Court, which ruled that the law violated the Constitution. The Court argued that, taken together, the First, Third, Fourth, and Ninth Amendments imply a right to privacy in marriage. The Court reasoned that the Constitution protects rights not explicitly outlined in the Bill of Rights.