The Warren Court (1953–69)


CourtSpeak: Griswold v. Connecticut Right to Privacy Case (1965)

Justice Arthur Goldberg (concurring): “In sum, the Ninth Amendment simply lends strong support to the view that the ‘liberty’ protected by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments from infringements by the Federal Government or the States is not restricted to rights specifically mentioned in the first eight amendments….

“In sum, I believe that the right to privacy in the marital relation is fundamental and basic—a personal right ‘retained by the people’ within the meaning of the Ninth Amendment.”


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