right of privacy

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a legal right (not explicitly provided in the United States Constitution) to be left alone

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What is also important is protecting the right of privacy of an individual police officer.
This represents a clear development of existing law to use the remedy of injunction rather than damages because a previous case held that the common law in England does not recognize a right of privacy.
37) But assuming arguendo that Griswold did stand for a right to contraceptive devices, the Court recognized that in Griswold "the right of privacy in question inhered in the marital relationship.
Article 16 protects the child from "arbitrary or unlawful interference" in the right of privacy.
The average person assumes that he or she has a general right of privacy.
Justice William Brennan, writing for the majority, based the decision on the right of privacy.
In its brief, the ACLJ says it is deeply concerned about the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church and adds: "Families and friends of fallen United States military personnel should be able to lay their loved ones to rest, and to memorialize their heroic lives, free from demonstrations which invade their right of privacy, worsen the profound emotional suffering that accompanies bereavement, and cause public disorder.