Libby Adler


sodomy. anti-sodomy statute, Bowers v. Hardwick, sex offenders, Lawrence v. Texas


This Article celebrates Lawrence v. Texas as a tremendous advance in civil rights while also recognizing future danger signs associated with the opinion. The Article underscores four elements of the opinion which may cause danger to the pro-sex position the author endorses. The Article points to the Court's: (1) standard of review; (2) reliance on consent; (3) emphasis on privacy, and; (4) respect for dignity. Ultimately, the author warns pro-sex litigators and constituencies against complacency and warns that the words that bring them joy in Lawrence may possibly bring them pain in future opinions. The author calls for vigilance, for despite victory in Lawrence, sodomy's future remains uncertain.



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