Ask Question
7 November, 15:07

In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the Supreme Court struck down state laws outlawing the use of contraceptives on the basis of privacy rights. The fact that the Court relied on a right to privacy that is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution makes this decision an example of

Answers (1)
  1. 7 November, 16:03
    judicial activism


    Based on the information provided within the question it can be said that in this scenario this decision is an example of judicial activism. This term refers to a court ruling that is suspected of having been made on the basis of a personal opinion as opposed to an actual existing law. Such as in this case since the court made a ruling on something that is not not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution.
Know the Answer?