Federal court tosses Texan(!) hair-braiding regulations.

Well, I guess no place is perfect.

A federal judge has ruled as unconstitutional Texas laws regulating businesses that teach African hair braiding.

The judge in Austin ruled the regulations do not advance public health and safety or any other legitimate government interest.

Melissa Clouthier sums it up pretty well, here:

You don’t need to have a law fit everything, you know. In this particular case, the problem was treating hair braiding like barbering, when it is actually pretty much nothing like barbering.  Stories like this exercise my libertarian streak; I generally prefer scenarios where people are left the hell alone whenever possible (and ethical)…