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Alabama
Alabama
Supreme Court Declines Sex Toy Case
(2007-10-01)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the sale of sex toys.

The owner of adult stores in Alabama had asked the justices to throw out the law as an unconstitutional intrusion into the privacy of the bedroom.

But justices declined to hear the appeal, leaving intact a lower court ruling that the law is constitutional.

Alabama's ''anti-obscenity'' law, enacted in 1998, bans the sale of sex toys in the state but not their possession. State residents may lawfully purchase sex toys out of state for use in Alabama.

The state has not enforced the law while the challenge filed by Sherri Williams was being reviewed by federal courts. Williams, who now lives in Florida, owns adult toy and video stores in Decatur and Huntsville.

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