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Saturday, January 15, 2005
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Zysk Overruled; Curiae Gratias!

The Virginia Supreme Court has decided Martin v. Ziherl. Apparently since the U.S. Supreme Court says two male Texans "were free as adults to engage in the private conduct in the exercise of their liberty under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the [federal] Constitution" with each other, Mr. Ziherl was no longer free to keep his mouth shut about his herpes before engaging in relations with Ms. Martin. Ms. Martin may freely exercise her "liberty interest" without regard for the possible consequences and may seek remedy from Mr. Ziherl. Thanks be to The Court!

(Now, if Ms. Martin had become Mrs. Ziherl before getting to "know" Mr. Ziherl and assuming Mr. Ziherl still kept his mouth shut about his condition, would the cause of action still be available to her? If not, wouldn't that be discriminatory? Perhaps an Equal Protection violation?)

Thanks to Mr. Minor and his links to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the WP, the Daily Press, and Mr. Emmert. Mr. Emmert looks like he has potential as a regular source.