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Carey v. Population Services International
United States Supreme Court
431 U.S. 678 (1977)
A New York statute made it a crime to sell or distribute birth contraceptives to minors under age 16. The law was challenged, and the federal district court held that the law was unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments, as it applied to nonprescriptive contraceptives, and enjoined its enforcement accordingly. The state appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)
Concurrence (Stevens, J.)
Concurrence (Powell, J.)
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