Date of Defense



Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Peter Renstrom

Second Advisor

Dr. Ashlyn Kuersten

Third Advisor

Dr. Alan Isaak


The right to privacy is one of the most controversial topics within the realm of United States constitutional law. Ever since the inception of the right in the Supreme Court case of Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), lines have formed on two, distinct sides of the issue. The controversy stems from the fact that there is not an express right to privacy found anywhere in the Constitution. Certain aspects of privacy are covered by various amendments, but a blanket protection of basic privacy escapes the text of the Constitution.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only