Rights of Privacy
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
Ruling that the Connecticut ban on the use of birth control violated the right to marital privacy.
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Ruling that a woman's right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy (recognized in Griswold v. Connecticut) protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, giving a woman the right to abortion.
Primary Source (video): On January 22, 1973, ABC Evening News anchor Howard K. Smith announces the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in the Roe v. Wade case, which ruled unconstitutional a Texas state law that prohibited abortion.
CSPAN offers video discussion, case summary, opinions, etc related to case
NPR offers a page of online resources, including links in support and against the decision and legacy relating to this case.
PBS offers multimedia, related links and background on the case and life of plaintiff, Norma McCorvey
Washington v. Glucksberg (1997)
Decision that the 5th and 14th Amendments (Due Process Clauses) do not protect the right to die by assisted suicide.
United States v. Antoine Jones 2012)
Ruling that the use of a GPS tracking device on a vehicle, without a warrant, violates a person's reasonable expectation of privacy, under the Fourth Amendment.