Tileston v. Ullman, Poe v. Ullman: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case on Contraceptives Hot

Tileston v. Ullman, Poe v. Ullman: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case on Contraceptives

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Decided: Tileston v. Ullman & Poe v. Ullman - The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear a case on Connecticut laws prohibiting the sale of contraceptives because no one can demonstrate they have been harmed.

It's an important principle of Supreme Court jurisprudence that unless someone can demonstrate harm then there can be no relief offered by the court - and if the court can offer no relief, then there is no real constitutional question for them to decidee. Justice Harlan's dissent in Poe, however, explains why the case should be reviewed and why fundamental privacy interests are at stake.

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