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Alabama sex toy ban upheld

2009-09-12 18:03:25.667332+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-12 18:39:01.050817+00 by: meuon [edit history]

What I especially love is all the sponsored links on the www.al.com website page for that story.. they are for: Sex Toys.

There is however a strange synergy for me about this: My Wife.Alpha (there was also .Beta, but I've moved on to .Production (no bugs)) has moved to Birmingham 'Bama. Not sure if they are related.

Time for a nap.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-12 18:48:54.957779+00 by: Larry Burton

I don't think the Alabama Supreme Court had much choice in their decision. All they are able to decide is whether or not the state of Alabama has the authority to make such laws, not whether or not the state of Alabama should or should not make such laws.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-12 19:30:25.252558+00 by: Dan Lyke

It's also worth noting that when a fire chief is shot in the back by a police officer in an Alabama courtroom, it's the fire chief who gets charged.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-12 20:57:39.390761+00 by: Larry Burton

That was actually an Arkansas courtroom.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-12 21:26:44.095973+00 by: Dan Lyke

Whoops. Sorry, Larry, I get all my backwards "A" states confused.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-12 21:38:31.568893+00 by: meuon

Good nap. And I woke up wondering if a combination of reasonable liberal gun ownership and use laws in Alabama, combined with http://rescuemarriage.org/ type politics and religious agenda, and a lack of sex toys, or for that matter, sane thoughts on sex, would result in an increase of violent death. Weird dreams.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-13 12:43:30.785799+00 by: m

Dan, having had less than a full cup of coffee, I misread the Alabama as Alaska. Seems to be something about the A states.

IANAL, but I would tend to believe the Alabama Supreme Court is sufficiently high on the legal feeding chain to have to take into consideration the US Constitution as well, not just the laws of Alabama.

I vaguely recall a law making the sale of porn illegal was struck down. This was on the grounds that if a person could legally posses porn in their home, then there had to be legal means for one to obtain said porn. Of course that was in a more sexually enlightened era, with fewer inane laws on the books. I don't remember if this was ruled on by the Supremes or some other Federal court.