Chapter 8. Constitutional Law and Privacy

  1. Dennis Patterson Professor2,3,4
  1. Anita L. Allen

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch8

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

How to Cite

Allen, A. L. (2010) Constitutional Law and Privacy, in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition (ed D. Patterson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  2. 3

    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, USA

  3. 4

    Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170062

Online ISBN: 9781444320114

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Keywords:

  • constitutional law and privacy;
  • concept of privacy - role in constitutional thought and practice;
  • term “privacy” in US constitutional law - what it means in US tort and statutory law;
  • constitutional right of privacy - twentieth century, and when it sprang to life in American law;
  • judicially developing “right to privacy” doctrines - associated with state and federal constitutions;
  • privacy - Mill, drawing a line between public and private realms;
  • meaning of “privacy” - conceptions of privacy in law, medicine and politics;
  • “privacy” - as in current constitutional law refering to autonomous decision making;
  • normative moral and legal theories about privacy;
  • communitarian account of privacy's value

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Focus: The United States

  • Theorizing about Privacy

  • Meaning and Definition

  • Questions of Value

  • Conclusion

  • References