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Poe v. Ullman


With the dismissal of Poe v. Ullman and the dissenting opinions, the right to privacy came under closer scrutiny by the Supreme Court. The justices began to define this principle in greater detail; instead of right to privacy law only covering only the unlawful invasion of a property, it began to reflect protection needed during the unlawful invasion into the private and personal relationships of the lives of Americans. Future Court decisions would reflect back on Poe v. Ullman, and use it as a defining moment and precedent for the guaranteed right of privacy.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1954 to 1962Poe v. Ullman - Appellant's Claim, Significance, Justiciability Of The Claim, Defining The Right To Privacy