(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Your tax dollars at work, if you live in Alabama

Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor has appealed the ruling (discussed here and elsewhere a while back) striking down as unconstitutional the state's anti-vibrator law. I try to maintain a healthy respect for elected officials even when I disagree with their acts, but I have to say, that's a nutty waste of public resources. (This is not to say that the State might not win the appeal; there are some judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit who might well have such a narrow view of the constitutional right to privacy as to say that a state can ban vibrators if it wants. But from a public-good perspective, I can't imagine any plausible argument that the public will be well served by this appeal, successful or not.)

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