“Son, kick their butt.”

That’s one of my favorite lines from Hoosiers. Another comes from Coach Dale: ”My practices are not designed for your enjoyment.” Well, one Indiana adult club just let the City of Kokomo know something about the club’s practice of renewing alcohol permits: “Kokomo strip club wins fight over liquor license,” is the title of this article. It’s a simple story. In 2001 Mom [...]

You can’t go there

This case concerns a “human display establishment.” In 2005 San Antonio adopted Ordinance 101022, which contains a section that prohibits an individual from “intentionally or knowingly appear[ing] in a state of nudity in a public place.” Another section of the Ordinance makes it ”unlawful for any person to intentionally or knowingly entertain or appear in a state of [...]

A couple of recent adult entertainment decisions

This one from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The plaintiff, Doctor John’s, is an adult novelty store suing the City of Roy, Utah. This sums it up: “Although we conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion in striking the articles, even if the articles were considered as evidence under the Alameda Books [...]

Chilling speech, Un-chilling beer

Last Friday the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued this decision. It concerns an Ohio liquor regulation (Rule 52) that bans “nudity” and “sexual activity” in alcohol-licensed establishments. As drafted, Rule 52 prohibits not only nudity in performances having literary, artistic or political value, it bans even “the exposure of any device, costume, or covering [...]

The Sound of Silence

Your application to plop an adult bookstore in our town’s commercial shopping center is hereby … Dennis Loring filed a “site plan application seeking to locate an adult, sexually oriented book and video store in a shopping plaza in North Haven.” The commission said no. The trial court said yes. And now the Connecticut Supreme [...]

Have you left your bag of firearms unattended?

Happy July 4th!! Are you flying over the holiday? If you’re passing through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l Airport, you’ll need to leave your “arms” at home. For now at least. Sound ridiculous? To GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. and Georgia Representative Timothy Bearden (R – Villa Rica) it does. So the organization and Mr. Bearden have sued the airport, [...]


“Breasts are not genitalia, and drivers don’t gawk at the word ‘love’ — a First Amendment problem,” is the title of an Althouse post. In case you’re wondering, the buttocks is not genitalia either, although some have believed it so. “Millions May Be at Stake in Suit Over Hit NBC Game Show” appears in a [...]

The Mild, Mild West

From the Seventh Court of Appeals of Texas comes this case. It concerns Kenneth Smartt, who began operating a business involving nude dancers (Xoticas) outside the city limits of Laredo in 1995. In 1998, Laredo annexed the property. Four years later, Laredo amended a previously existing ordinance to require those operating sexually oriented businesses to [...]

Hiding is Dropping the ball

This case was recently decided by the Superior Court of New Jersey (Appellate Division). The petitioner, Fayette Fair Trade, Inc. (“Fayette”), which is wholly-owned by a shareholder, Rosario, appealed from a final determination of the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) suspending its license based on a finding of an undisclosed business [...]

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, [...]