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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So, for instance, one court held that "the [federal] right of privacy is closely related to the decision whether or not to have a child.
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.
No court, and especially not this court, is going to say that dead people and their families have no right of privacy at all.
Over the past few years, these civil suits alleging violations of the Fourth Amendment right of privacy, have met with varied success in federal court.