Essay 1. Privacy has always been an important value to Americans. Many Americans believe that a great many personal issues are simply not the business of the government. In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the Supreme Court established a “zone of privacy” regarding contraceptive use. Since that time, the Court has addressed other privacy issues. In your response, address the following points: • List three topics that you believe should be included in this zone of privacy. (The three topics do not have to be lofty; they should merely be things that you think the government should not have the right to pry into.) • Do you believe that the availability of information on the Internet and the Internet’s widespread use makes maintaining your privacy more difficult? Why or why not?
Essay 2. Describe the facts and issues presented in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965). Distinguish between the majority opinion’s concept of a “zone of privacy” and the opinions written by the dissenting justices. Use a minimum of two sources, one of which may be the textbook.