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Georgia town can continue banning the sale of sex toys — but probably not for long

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A federal appeals court has upheld a ban on the sale of sex toys in Sandy Springs, Georgia — but acknowledged the decision probably won’t stand, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

A panel of three judges on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta made the decision, saying they had no choice but to follow a 2004 case precedent.

But they believe that decision, a similar ban in Alabama, was wrong. They encouraged plaintiffs in the case to continue pursuing it in order to set a new precedent.

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AJC reports the new take on the matter reflects the fact that last year’s Obergefell ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states has pushed courts further away from making decisions dictating what people do in their bedrooms.

Sandy Springs passed the controversial ordinance in 2009 — which prompted MSNBC to observe that while Georgians can carry guns around almost anywhere, they can’t buy sex toys without a doctor’s note.

Per the ordinance, “device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs is obscene material.”

Two residents sued over the ordinance, calling it unconstitutional.

Melissa Davenport has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and says they have helped her in her marriage, while Marshall Henry is an artist who uses the devices in his artwork and also his own personal use, MSNBC reports.

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“We feel that this is really the government intruding on people’s private, intimate, sexual activity,” their attorney, Gerry Weber told MSNBC. “We are asking a judge to find the ordinances unconstitutional because of that.”

He called the law both “ironic” and “absurd,” adding, “If the government is not in our gun racks, it certainly should not be in our bedrooms.”

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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‘Hell no’: Texans join forces to stop Trump from stealing their land

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President Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall at the southern border with Mexico has been a huge winner with his base. But there is one group of people who are not happy: the Texans who actually live in the region where the wall would be built.

According to the Washington Post, many people in the region have no intention of letting the federal government seize their land to construct the wall, like Afghanistan war veteran Salvador Castillo of Brownsville, who received a letter from officials demanding unlimited access to and use of his land, which gradually escalated into a lawsuit.

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