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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:45 AM
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Love Stuff Loses Challenge to Sex-Toy Ban in Alabama Supreme Court
Love Stuff Loses Challenge to Sex-Toy Ban in Alabama Supreme Court

Posted Sep 16, 2009, 09:34 am CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled against a store called Love Stuff in a suit challenging the states ban on sex toys.

The 7-2 decision held that people have a right to use sex toys in private, but the legislature may ban public distribution of the devices, the Birmingham News reports.

Writing at the Volokh Conspiracy, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh says federal appeals courts have split on the constitutional issue and there is a decent chance the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case.

Vokokh's post includes his prediction of last year that the court will uphold the sex-toy ban, and the vote will be 6-3.

http://www.abajournal.com/news/love_stuff_loses_challen...
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:47 AM
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1. Funny stuff.. predict Love Stuff v. Alamba, U.S.C.. xxxx is coming up!
and fortunately for us, they are now video taping it.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:07 AM
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2. Because more sexual repression is just what the country needs.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:08 AM
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3. Farm animals in Alabama breath a sigh of relief, for now
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:37 PM
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14. A real DUzy! That gave me the best laugh I've had in a long time. nt
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:09 AM
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4. Funny, if they would just call them "guns", no one could stop people from selling them.
This is my .44 Caliber Dildo, here.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:11 AM
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6. Why not sell rubber guns with penis headsw for a barrel?
:shrug:
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:10 AM
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5. OMG
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:18 AM
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7. get as many guns as you wish, but not product that improve your sex life
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:29 AM
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8. I'm sure a gun hugger will be here shortly to lecture us
about gun rights......
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:31 AM
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9. i wouldn't be surprised
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:03 PM
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10. I guess they didn't want to touch this thread with a ten foot dildo
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:14 PM
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12. I suggest lubricating the thread so they can slip in easily.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:31 PM
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13. Coming up...........
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:10 PM
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17. nice image
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plcdude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:12 PM
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11. This is actually
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:13 PM by plcdude
a very interesting subject in that a state is limiting the sale of a product sold in other states. Perhaps a challenge to tobacco in the Alabama courts is in order. This is a product that kills. I know there are a million jokes here but I am restraining myself at this point.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:43 PM
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15. So. Alabama wants folks either to pay taxes to other states for sex toys, or get them via the Web?
Seems to me no states can afford to turn up their noses at potential tax revenue of ANY kind these days. Alabama is forcing its citizens to get their sex toys from other states or on the Internet. Either way, neither municipalities nor the state will get any tax revenue from Love Stuff and others.

What a bunch of dildoes!
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:44 PM
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16. As a friend from Spain once said.....
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:45 PM by marmar
It's odd that Americans find it odd for people on the street to kiss each other passionately, but think it's perfectly normal to walk around with a gun in your pocket.
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