7th Circuit ruling on nude dancing, liquor regulations and the First Amendment

[JURIST] The US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a local Wisconsin liquor ordinance prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcohol in adult entertainment establishments did not violate the First Amendment rights of plaintiff bar owners and dancers. Read Ben's Bar v. Village of Somerset [PDF opinion]. The court offered an extensive analysis of recent US Supreme Court jurisprudence on the application of the First Amendment to the adult entertainment context.

 

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