Implied Rights

Implied Rights - what goes on in a married couple's bedroom...

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Implied Rights Some rights are not explicitly stated in the Constitution. The Ninth Amendment reads,  "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or  disparage others retained by the people." The amendment clearly leaves the door open  for determining just which rights have constitutional protection.  The right to privacy Many people believe the government has no business being involved in certain areas of  people's lives. In  Griswold v. Connecticut  (1965), the Supreme Court overturned a  century-old law prohibiting counseling about and on the use of birth control, noting that 
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Unformatted text preview: what goes on in a married couple's bedroom is not the concern of the state. Later decisions extended the same privacy to unmarried persons. The privacy issue has become a subject of considerable debate. Many employers now require job applicants to be tested for drugs, as do high schools as a condition of playing on athletic teams. Considerable hysteria erupted in the mid-1980s over AIDS and whether it was a contagious disease. Lawsuits were filed over invasion of privacy when employers asked questions about their employee's sexual orientation....
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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