At The Volokh Conspiracy , Eugene Volokh comments on a Utah sentencing ruling which holds that viewing “legal” pornography can be considered as a factor at sentencing. It seems one of the most critical factors in these cases may be the nature of the underlying offense for which the defendant is being sentenced. | State v. Epling, (Utah. Ct. App. July 21, 2011)
“A new Rick’s Cabaret is about to open near the South entrance to DFW International Airport . . . The new strip club is trying to get a liquor license from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Prominent Tarrant County leaders, including County Judge Glen Whitley, are protesting the permit.”
“A man started shooting inside a strip club, killing two people and wounding two others, including a topless dancer, before patrons wrestled the gunman to the floor, police said Monday.”
Washburn County Register: “The city ordinance prevents liquor-licensed establishments, with the exception of performance arts centers, from having nudity or acts simulating sex, citing potential secondary effects such as prostitution and crime. Olson was told this prohibited his establishment, Moe’s Place, from having topless dancers, so he began having dancers wearing bikinis instead.”
11th Circuit: County studies documenting negative secondary effects are sufficient for prohibition of alcohol at sexually oriented businesses
Flanigan’s Enterprises, Inc. v. Fulton County, Ga., No. 08-17035 (11th Cir., Feb. 16, 2010)
11th Circuit: County studies documenting negative secondary effects are sufficient for prohibition of alcohol at sexually oriented businesses.
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MIM paper shows that online exposure to adult pornography adversely affects children’s sexual behavior and attitudes
Morality in Media has published a 10-page paper reporting evidence that exposure to hardcore adult pornography on the Internet can adversely affect children’s sexual behavior and attitudes about sex . . .
Arizona Court of Appeals: Residents’ personal knowledge and experience adequately supported denial of SOB use permit
Treulich’s Plaza, LLC v. City of Phoenix, No. 1 CA-CV 09-0025, 2009 WL 4981478 (Ariz. App. Div. 1, Dec. 22, 2009)
“Bouncers patrol dimly lit alcoves where topless women socialize with customers. The curtains that offered a measure of privacy in the ‘VIP rooms’ are gone. And signs posted throughout the Charles Street club read: ‘Prostitution is illegal.’”
Annex Books, Inc. v. City of Indianapolis, No. 1:03-cv-918-SEB-TAB, 2009 WL 4639715 (S.D. Ind. Dec. 2, 2009)