alabama sex toy ban upheld

Stuck down in 'Bama? No sex toys for you!:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a 1998 Alabama law banning the sale of sex toys in the state, ruling the Constitution doesn't include a right to sexual privacy.

In a 2-1 decision overturning a lower court, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (news - web sites) said the state has a right to police the sale of devices that can be sexually stimulating.

Based on what I know of the behavior of teenaged boys (and, I assume, teenaged girls), the right to police the sale of “sexually stimulating” devices means the right to police the sale of damn near everything. (See this if you don’t get that last reference.)