Fig leaf for justices? In January two southern Mississippi counties banned “America The Book,” by Jon Stewart, Comedy Central’s host of the “Daily Show,” because it contains a photograph of the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices without their robes — or anything else. The author invites readers to restore the justices’ dignity by matching their heads to their robes. According to the Sun Herald, soon after the ban was put into force, it received national media coverage, prompting Jackson-George Regional Library’s governing board to lift it and allow patrons to decide for themselves what is crude in the nude.
Legalizing mules. The Washington County, Utah, Commission conducted a little house cleaning of its code books recently. Commissioners decided some of the laws dating back to 1896 were not exactly modern, according to the Associated Press. Wiped from the slate was the law forbidding immodest dance as well as the law making it illegal to transport 25 mules across the Virgin River bridge. One ordinance repealed prohibits, “bringing into the County any indigent or insane person or the bodies of persons who die while traveling.”