Supreme Court Landmark Case Griswold v. Connecticut

Law professors Helen Alvaré and Rachel Rebouché talked about the Supreme Court 1965 decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which concerned Planned… read more

Law professors Helen Alvaré and Rachel Rebouché talked about the Supreme Court 1965 decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which concerned Planned Parenthood’s challenge of Connecticut’s 1879 state law banning the use of birth control. The Court ruled the law to be unconstitutional and established a right to privacy. The guests also responded to viewer phone calls and social media comments.

Clips were shown from a 1962 CBS documentary, Birth Control and the Law on the Connecticut birth control debate. Another clip was from an interview with Rosemary Stevens, who volunteered to assist Planned Parenthood in the case. A portion of the oral argument in the case was played, an exchange between former Justice Potter Stewart and Joseph B. Clark, who argued on behalf of the state. Also, clips from the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch and Judge Robert Bork were shown in which the nominees talked about their views of the case. close

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Supreme Court Landmark Case Griswold v. Connecticut

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 30, 2018 | 12:49pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Apr 07, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 30, 2018 | 12:49pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Apr 02, 2018 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 02, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 03, 2018 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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