Fourth Amendment Right To Privacy

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The right to privacy is not actually granted in the Bill of Rights but some amendments provide some protections. The right to privacy is that one’s personal information is protected and has the right to be left alone. The right to privacy gives the person the right to choose whether or not they want to engage and share certain information. Although, though the right to privacy was not granted in the Bill of Rights, it does fall under certain amendments. The First Amendment protects the privacy of beliefs. The Third Amendment gives privacy of a home. This Amendment protects the privacy of housing soldiers in private homes without the owner’s consent. The Fourth Amendment protects the privacy of unreasonable and warrantless searches …show more content…
The right of privacy protects people from making certain decisions regarding their well-being without intimidation or interference. Certain decision may be religious faith, moral values, marriage, and death. In combination of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments married adults have the right to marital privacy. The right to privacy also includes the rights of gay men and lesbians to not be discriminated based on his or her sexual conduct. Estelle Griswold who was the Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood League in Connecticut was fined $100 as well as her associates for giving information, instruction and medical advice about contraception to married couples. The Supreme Court later reversed the lower courts decision stating that that Connecticut law was unconstitutional because it violates “a right of privacy older than the bill of rights, older than our political parties and older than our school system”. Justice William O. Douglas argued in the Griswold case that this right of privacy is also grounded in the Constitution because it fits in combination of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments. In the case

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