Eisenstadt v. Baird
Significance, Among The Lower Courts, At The Supreme Court, Further Readings
Thomas Eisenstadt, sheriff of Suffolk County, Massachusetts
William R. Baird, Jr.
That the lower courts erred in overturning Baird's conviction on charges of distributing contraceptives without a medical license and to unmarried people.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Joseph R. Nolan
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Joseph Balliro before the lower courts; Joseph D. Tydings before the Supreme Court
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Warren E. Burger (Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and William H. Rehnquist joined the Court too late in 1972 to participate)
Date of Decision
22 March 1972
Upheld lower court reversals of Baird's conviction and invalidated state laws restricting the use of contraceptives to married people.
- Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1964).
- Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
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