Howard Bashman's latest On Appeal column neatly summarizes the recent incest and sex toy decisions and their implications.
Bashman is right about the Supreme Court's apparenty disinterest in hearing follow-up cases. As I have mused before, this is a striking contrast to the rapid succession of post-Brown v. Board of Ed. cases, which quickly dispensed with the narrow distinctions drawn in Brown. In fact, if this trend continues, one wonder whether Lawrence will become a little like Bush v. Gore, a case you're not supposed to cite for anything. "Oh, you're not trotting out that old thing, are you?"