Culture Wars and the Supreme Court
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
Griswold vs. Connecticut
Estelle Griswold and Dr. C. Lee Buxton were arrested for providing illegal prescriptions and were both fined $100 but in 1965, Griswold decided to bring the case to the U.S. Supreme Court testifying that it goes against the Constitution. The case went into a direction where it favored married couples, similar to the cause of Bowers vs. Hardwick. Griswold did not win the case because the privacy laws that he is discussing can not be enforced against married people but can be enforced on those who are single, or "substantive rights". So the punishment against the two men remained as did the law that states anybody uses drugs for preventing conception will be fined $40 or no more or less than 60 days in jail but let it be known that the law has changed since then.