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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 140 The Right to Privacy

The Supreme Court has affirmed a fundamental right to privacy that protects citizens not only from governmental intrusions into their possessions and homes but also from governmental interference with personal decisions on matters such as the gender of sexual partners and whether to terminate a pregnancy. This seminar addresses fundamental questions regarding this right including what privacy is, why privacy is valuable, and whether and to what extent privacy ought to be legally protected.