Division II: Johnson's Johnson's Main Vein Okay to Tame
Every once in a while, an opinion forces me to look up a word:
ple·thys·mo·graph: an instrument for determining and registering variations in the size of an organ, limb, or part resulting from changes in the amount of blood present or passing through it
Now, given that this is a criminal case, you can guess the context. That’s right, Mr. Johnson had a panache for letting the little Johnson control the big Johnson. Specifically, Big Johnson was a voyeur. (I’m a little sad it wasn’t exposure…as I had a great line about Big Johnson taking Little Johnson out in public). Now, the court imposed a community custody provision which included plethysmography - that is, measuring the blood flow of Big Johnson’s Little Johnson. Basically, it tests sexual arousal. Big Johnson didn’t want Little Johnson measured like that, so he challenged.
The court noted that not every case involves using the device. It can’t be used as a monitoring tool, but it can be used as part of a treatment program. Because the trial court had also imposed sexual deviancy treatment, measuring the blood flow to Little Johnson was a-okay.