SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Saturday, March 13, 2004

I DID NOT KNOW THAT... Reid McKee over at Moteworthy has an interesting post about an early use of the "penumbra" term/concept in a 1950's U.S. Supreme Court opnion by Justice William O. Douglas. Most people, of course, are familiar with the use of that term in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the contraceptives case that ushered in a marital "right to privacy," from emanating penumbras from various provisions in the Bill of Rights. The "right to privacy" identified in Griswold, of course, has long since been unhinged from any sort of marital context.

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