Appeals: Some of Your Best Friends Will Go to Court for You

The archaic Connecticut law that bans the prescription or even the use of contraceptives in that state is now being challenged in the Supreme Court (TIME, Dec. 18). The fact that the law is stoutly supported by Connecticut's

Roman Catholic clergy, whose flock comprises 46% of the state's population, is theoretically of no concern to the court—but a little counterpressure never hurts. Last week it came from an unexpected source. The Catholic Council on Civil Liberties offered an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief attacking the law and implying that it...

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