?

Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Memeage

I really can't resist this meme: "As evidenced by Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade. The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your LJ."

So my rule for myself was that I couldn't post on any decision that I had already seen posted. I was going to go with Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), which ensured the right to contraception for married couples (not single people, alas, that had to wait until Eisenstadt v. Baird in 1972), and also formed the basis for the right to privacy that Roe v. Wade relied upon. But someone already posted that one, so I'll have to go with U.S. v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries (1936), which overturned the provisions of the Comstock Act that had declared birth control devices to be obscene and therefore illegal to send through the U.S. mail.

Tags:

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
mecurtin
Oct. 2nd, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
That is the best title of a Supreme Court decision *ever*.
norwich36
Oct. 2nd, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
I saw your entry before your comment. But I agree! (I picture a bunch of wizened old guys getting throwing down against giant diaphragms).
ciaan
Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
I really like this meme, because I am learning lots of cool stuff.
norwich36
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
It's fun. Apparently lots of the USans on my f-list are pretty knowledgeable about the Supreme Court. And I was amused to see that there were even some Canadians and Europeans who knew more about our Supreme Court cases than Palin.
isilweth
Oct. 11th, 2008 10:36 am (UTC)
Nice case selection. I really like how you've articulated the progression of the cases.
norwich36
Oct. 11th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's a topic I've done a fair bit of research on, so they came readily to mind.
( 6 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Nora (KK glasses)
norwich36
Nora Norwich

Latest Month

December 2016
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner