An Unemumerated Right of Privacy... and What to do About It
October 1, 2006Judge Harold R. Demoss, Jr.
One of the most perplexing issues now confronting the American people in general,and agitating the confirmation process of recent Supreme Court nominees in particular, is the question of whether the Constitution contains ‘a right of privacy,’ or any of the other rights the Supreme Court has found to be derived from that right, including the right to an abortion and rights related to sexual preference. I have come to the personal conclusion that a ‘right of privacy’ is clearly not enumerated in the Constitution, and exists only as a figment of the imagination of a majority of the Justices on the modern Supreme Court. I will attempt to set forth for the public the reasons for that conclusion in Question-and-Answer format.