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Alabama's Bad Vibrations


Reader as2941 points us to this vital act of illiberation in the, coff, Deep South:

Federal Court OKs Ban on Sale of Sex Toys

Those of you familiar with this story--either firsthand or through the papers--know that an Alabama ban on sex toys had been overturned by the courts. Now a federal judge has reversed that decision, making an Alabama Getaway even less enjoyable than it needs to be.

"If the people of Alabama in time decide that a prohibition on sex toys is misguided, or ineffective, or just plain silly, they can repeal the law and be finished with the matter," the court said.

"On the other hand, if we today craft a new fundamental right by which to invalidate the law, we would be bound to give that right full force and effect in all future cases including, for example, those involving adult incest, prostitution, obscenity, and the like."

One more reason to move to Mississippi.

Whole story here.