After the watershed 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas, courts are faced with the daunting task of navigating the bounds of sexual privacy in light of Lawrence’s sweeping language and unconventional structure. This Note focuses on the specific issue of state governments regulating sexual device distribution. Evaluating the substantive due process rights of sexual device retailers and users, this Note ultimately argues that the privacy interest identified in Lawrence is sufficiently broad to protect intimate decisions to engage in adult consensual sexual behavior, including the liberty to sell, purchase, and use a sexual device.
Beyond Lawrence v. Texas: Crafting a Fundamental Right to Sexual Privacy,
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