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  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The term penumbra means shadow. It became a notable part of the discourse of constitutional law with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), which outlawed Connecticut's laws restricting birth control on ...

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