(10) The Beverage Alcohol Advisory Committee was appointed under the Liquor Control Act to review nude dancing
as a form of entertainment in licensed premises.
In the so-called nude dancing
case, decided in 1991 (Barnes v.
The huge collection of papers offers some amusing tidbits, such as a conciliatory memo from Rehnquist introducing a 1991 opinion in a case restricting nude dancing
by explaining: "The theme of this fourth draft is a very positive one, and it can be summed up in the following verse from a once-popular song: |Accentuate the positive/eliminate the negative/Latch on to the affirmative/Don't mess with Mr.
The new rules forbid fully nude dancing
and also bans clubs from advertising in their windows using photographs or other images which suggest that striptease takes place.
The bar's lawyer Inocencio del Cerna said the owners will file an appeal on Monday to lift the closure order because "the management does not allow any nude conduct or nude dancing
" and has not violated any laws since it opened two years ago.
But the court today disagreed, saying that the fee was directed not at the expression of nude dancing
, but at the "secondary effects of nude dancing
when alcohol is being consumed." Adult entertainment businesses can "avoid the fee altogether simply by not allowing alcohol to be consumed," according to the decision written by Justice Nathan Hecht.
Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson asked lawyers for the strip clubs: "Is it proper or not for the state to have the position that live nude dancing
should be discouraged?
MENDON - Two men have proposed a nude dancing
venue on Milford Street at a former garden supply center, two years after a similar proposal was denied by selectmen.
The application was for nude dancing
from 11am to 3.30am on Monday to Saturday and noon to 3.30am on Sundays, with alcohol served until 3am.
"He wants to open it as a bar, and if (nude dancing
) is a permitted use of that bar, then theoretically it could be."
Existing laws gave councils and police enough power to restrict where new clubs featuring nude dancing
could be opened, he said.
He cleverly body-swerved the censorship laws by designating it a club, not a theatre, and it became Britain's first venue with a nude dancing