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Tue Oct 8, 2013, 09:20 AM

Supreme Court denies Cuccinelli appeal of Va. sodomy law ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli seeking to appeal a lower court ruling declaring the state’s Crimes Against Nature or sodomy law unconstitutional.

By refusing to hear the case, the high court allowed a decision in March striking down the law by the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond to stand, ending efforts by Cuccinelli and other officials to get the state’s ban on oral and anal sex between consenting adults reinstated.

“Under any circumstances this is definitely a victory and it’s a good one,” said Claire Gastanaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia. “It puts to rest this idea that somehow you can have a statute that’s found unconstitutional but you can still be prosecuted under it.”

Gastanaga was referring to the Supreme Court’s landmark 2003 decision of Lawrence v. Texas that overturned state sodomy laws. A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals cited the Lawrence decision as the basis for its decision in March to overturn Virginia’s Crimes Against Nature statute, saying it could no longer be enforced under any circumstances.

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/10/07/supreme-court-denies-cuccinelli-appeal-va-sodomy-law-ruling/

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 09:33 AM

1. Supreme Court stands up for felatio!

:greenbounceythangOjoy:

At least there's some good news out of the government.

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Tue Oct 8, 2013, 11:27 AM

2. ...

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 11:29 AM

3. I'm sure all the shrewd linguists are thrilled! n/t

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 11:42 AM

4. Would those be the

Cunning Linguists?

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