Re: "constitutional rights"This is Bender, commenting, at 1/17/12 8:43 PM, on an Althouse blog post. The blog post had to do with The City of Angels making certain health related demands on the Adult Film Industry. Calling George Stephanopolous. We now have a case that might cause us to rethink Griswold v. Connecticut. Does the Government have the right, given "the penumbras and emanations of the right to privacy, or some such language" to dictate the use of birth control?
Just an aside here -- but the Constitution does not grant us any rights. Rather, it protects those rights which pre-exist the Constitution and government in general.
Regards — Cliff