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July 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court in Birmingham upheld a 1998 law banning the sale of sex toys in the state, ruling that the Constitution didn't include a right to sexual privacy. In a 2-1 decision overturning a lower court, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the state had a right to police the sale of devices that could be sexually stimulating.
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July 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court in Birmingham upheld a 1998 law banning the sale of sex toys in the state, ruling that the Constitution didn't include a right to sexual privacy. In a 2-1 decision overturning a lower court, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the state had a right to police the sale of devices that could be sexually stimulating.
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NEWS
March 31, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A state law banning the sale of vibrators and other sexual aids has been overturned by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith ruled in a Montgomery, Ala., court that the state's 1998 law is "overly broad" and said people who used the devices would be "denied therapy for, among other things, sexual dysfunction." Six women, who either sell sex toys or say the devices are necessary for sexual gratification, challenged the ban.
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July 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An obscenity charge has been dropped against a woman who received nationwide attention when she was arrested in November in Burleson and accused of selling two sex toys to undercover police officers. A judge dismissed the case against Joanne Webb, Johnson County Attorney Bill Moore said in a statement. He said he asked the judge for the dismissal to prevent wasting county resources, but didn't say when the dismissal occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Walk into the Condom Revolution and you'll likely be greeted by owner Dean Charter, a frank, enthusiastic man who is more than happy to describe the various qualities of the condoms he sells. Ribbed or unribbed. Lubricated. Extra snug. Thick or thin. "There's something for every walk of life," Charter said. But his mission is more than about making money--it's about selling safe sex. "I provide a fun and creative way for people to protect themselves," Charter said.
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February 18, 1999 | Reuters
A group of women took the state of Alabama to court Wednesday over a state law that bans the sale of vibrators and other sex toys. The American Civil Liberties Union took the suit to U.S. District Court on behalf of Sherri Williams and other women who say their privacy rights have been violated. "It's a $10,000 fine and a year of hard labor if you get caught selling vibrators," said Williams, who runs two "romance boutiques" in Alabama.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eyebrows were raised Friday as the paths of educational products salesmen Aaron Del Monte and Jeffrey Stembokas unexpectedly crossed in Los Angeles. Del Monte, of Petaluma, was packing boxloads of religious books as the four-day gathering of the National Catholic Educational Assn. came to an end at the downtown Convention Center. Stembokas, of Stony Brook, N.Y., was unloading boxes of books about lovemaking as the three-day Erotica L.A. convention got underway at the same place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1993 | PENELOPE McMILLAN
The lawyers sat before the black-robed judge with righteous solemnity. The plaintiff, a darkly handsome 31-year-old, fidgeted with his coffee cup, his evidence packed up in a cardboard box nearby. The man's lawsuit contended that his talent had been exploited. But this was no garden variety breach-of-contract case. Put in the language of polite society, Peyton vs. Health Devices Inc. et al concerned the so-called piracy of body parts of the plaintiff, Charles Peyton.
NATIONAL
July 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An obscenity charge has been dropped against a woman who received nationwide attention when she was arrested in November in Burleson and accused of selling two sex toys to undercover police officers. A judge dismissed the case against Joanne Webb, Johnson County Attorney Bill Moore said in a statement. He said he asked the judge for the dismissal to prevent wasting county resources, but didn't say when the dismissal occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1999
My free subway ride on June 12 from Union Station to Hollywood was exciting. The ride was fast and smooth. The well-lighted tunnel, the attractive subway cars and the modern, clean stations made the ride enjoyable. But arrival in Hollywood was depressing. From the Hollywood Boulevard-Vine Street subway station west to Highland, on Hollywood Boulevard, crummy-looking shops offered tattoos, body piercing, sex paraphernalia and garish merchandise. For me, the boulevard is a wasteland with one oasis, the Musso and Frank Grill.
NEWS
March 31, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A state law banning the sale of vibrators and other sexual aids has been overturned by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith ruled in a Montgomery, Ala., court that the state's 1998 law is "overly broad" and said people who used the devices would be "denied therapy for, among other things, sexual dysfunction." Six women, who either sell sex toys or say the devices are necessary for sexual gratification, challenged the ban.
NEWS
February 18, 1999 | Reuters
A group of women took the state of Alabama to court Wednesday over a state law that bans the sale of vibrators and other sex toys. The American Civil Liberties Union took the suit to U.S. District Court on behalf of Sherri Williams and other women who say their privacy rights have been violated. "It's a $10,000 fine and a year of hard labor if you get caught selling vibrators," said Williams, who runs two "romance boutiques" in Alabama.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eyebrows were raised Friday as the paths of educational products salesmen Aaron Del Monte and Jeffrey Stembokas unexpectedly crossed in Los Angeles. Del Monte, of Petaluma, was packing boxloads of religious books as the four-day gathering of the National Catholic Educational Assn. came to an end at the downtown Convention Center. Stembokas, of Stony Brook, N.Y., was unloading boxes of books about lovemaking as the three-day Erotica L.A. convention got underway at the same place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Walk into the Condom Revolution and you'll likely be greeted by owner Dean Charter, a frank, enthusiastic man who is more than happy to describe the various qualities of the condoms he sells. Ribbed or unribbed. Lubricated. Extra snug. Thick or thin. "There's something for every walk of life," Charter said. But his mission is more than about making money--it's about selling safe sex. "I provide a fun and creative way for people to protect themselves," Charter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1993 | PENELOPE McMILLAN
The lawyers sat before the black-robed judge with righteous solemnity. The plaintiff, a darkly handsome 31-year-old, fidgeted with his coffee cup, his evidence packed up in a cardboard box nearby. The man's lawsuit contended that his talent had been exploited. But this was no garden variety breach-of-contract case. Put in the language of polite society, Peyton vs. Health Devices Inc. et al concerned the so-called piracy of body parts of the plaintiff, Charles Peyton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1987
A couple have been arrested on suspicion of child molestation and pornography after sheriff's investigators raided their home and seized sex paraphernalia and films, including a movie that purportedly showed one of the suspects sexually abusing a 14-month-old child. A San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokesman identified the suspects as Brock Edward Watson, 38, and Donna Lee Weber, 21.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1987
The 71-year-old owner of a San Marcos fast-food restaurant was arrested Monday on suspicion of child molestation, El Cajon police reported. Robert Julian Zingheim of El Cajon was arrested at noon at the Arby's on West San Marcos Boulevard, police said. He was to be booked into San Diego County Jail on suspicion of felony child molestation and unlawful sexual intercourse, spokeswoman Lynne Derringer said. Bail was to be set at $100,000.
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