Sticks & Stones

In Indiana, “a judge has fined the owners of a southern Indiana adult bookstore and lounge $30,000 for violating a county ordinance limiting the operation of a sexually oriented business,” reports TheIndyChannel here. You can read the judge’s order here. Farther to the west, “a judge ordered the owner of a nude dance club to [...]

Aggrevated Stocking

“Cam I bookstore has 48 hours from Thursday’s ruling to close at 8209 Preston Highway. The city said the store is too close to a church and homes[,]” reports Kentucky’s Courier-Journal here. This apparently is a “percentage case,” which is one where the store stocks (or attempts to stock) less than 25% adult merchandise and, [...]

Tail wagging the dog

“Sioux City avoids sanctions in adult business lawsuit,” reported here by CBS 2 News in Iowa. The judge’s ruling (which you can download here) deals with the city destroying records from closed meetings while defending itself in a lawsuit filed by Doctor John’s Lingerie Boutique. In litigation, I frequently encounter local governments which do not [...]

‘Porn’ war hits heartland

“[P]rotesters are posted outside the Lion’s Den around the clock, seven days a week. ‘No Porn in Uniontown,’ reads one sign, condemning the adult store’s selling of sex toys and sexually explicit videos and DVDs. ‘God is watching you,’ proclaims another.” The Courier Journal also reports that protesters snap pictures of vehicles entering the parking [...]