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The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America

by Sarah E. Igo,
Tulsa World, May 20, 2018

In his decision in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), overruling legislation banning married couples’ use of contraceptives, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas affirmed a “right to privacy.” That right, Douglas declared, was “older than the Bill of Rights, older than our political parties, older than our school system.”


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