Monday, January 10, 2005
Supreme Court fails to do its job
The US Supreme Court refused to rule on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that upheld a Florida law that precludes gay people from adopting children. Now, given that I had just once again, in the previous post, been making fun of the Eleventh Circuit, which argued back in October that using a vibrator could lead to assisted suicide and duels, perhaps this is my comeuppance. Because even back then, Jo and I had a serious discussion about how banning sex toys was really an assault on the right to privacy. I had hopes that when the Eleventh Circuit's asstard decisions got to the US Supreme Court, they would be overturned by the majority that still buys that right to privacy stuff. Apparently not.