Houston District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal, who represented Texas in the landmark sodomy case Lawrence v. Texas, made this statement to the Supreme Court during that case:
“Even if you infer that various States acting through their legislative process have repealed sodomy laws, there is no protected right to engage in extrasexual — extramarital sexual relations, again, that can trace their roots to history or the traditions of this nation.”
Rosenthal has now resigned as D.A. Why? Because of emails that he tried unsuccessfully to delete from his computer which expose him as a racist adulterer that have been discovered as the result of subpoenas from two federal lawsuits unrelated to the Lawrence v. Texas case.
AVN reports: “Even though he’d dragged much of the offending correspondence – ‘thousands of emails,’ by one report – to the trash and emptied the trash, government technicians are currently busy reconstructing the documents, which had been the subject of a subpoena in Kelley’s suit before Rosenthal attempted to destroy them. But at the moment, what’s more interesting is the stuff Rosenthal didn’t destroy. Besides a cartoon depicting an African-American suffering from a ‘fatal overdose’ of watermelon and fried chicken, Rosenthal had also retained sexually-explicit video clips and love notes to his secretary (who’d been his mistress during his previous marriage) in his ‘saved’ mail. One interchange with the secretary had Rosenthal writing, ‘I love you so much’ and ‘I want to kiss you behind your right ear,’ to which she replied, ‘Go spend time with your family.'”
The Anti-Sodomist [daily dish]
‘Lawrence v. Texas’ D.A. Resigns During Scandal Probe [avn]