An urgent constitutional question: Can the government regulate toilet seats?
By Becky Bowers
Published on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 11:17 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a constitutional lawyer recently elected to Congress, says toilet seats are an intimate example of federal overreach.
He name-dropped the familiar fixtures in his March 16, 2013, speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC.
"We have a federal government that thinks they have the authority to regulate our toilet seats," he said.
Does the long arm of the law extend into your bathroom?
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