The Warren Court (1953–69)


Which two Warren Court justices dissented in Griswold v. Connecticut, finding no constitutional right to privacy?

Justices Hugo Black and Potter Stewart dissented in Griswold v. Connecticut. They both agreed that the law was unwise but thought that the majority had overstepped its judicial authority in creating a new constitutional right not found explicitly in the text of the Bill of Rights. Justice Stewart, for instance, called the Connecticut law “uncommonly silly.” However, he wrote that “to say that the Ninth Amendment has anything to do with this case is to turn somersaults into history.”


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