TODAY'S QUESTION: Is the strip club law constitutional?
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 | 12:28 p.m. CDT;
updated 1:10 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 1, 2010
A new Missouri law targeting adult businesses came into effect Friday. The law prohibits:
- Full nudity and alcohol in adult businesses.
- Touching between semi-nude employees and patrons.
- Anyone younger than 18 from entering an adult business.
- Opening adult businesses near homes, schools, day cares, churches, libraries, parks or other sexually-oriented businesses. The law also requires adult businesses to close from midnight to 6 a.m.
Adult business owners filed a lawsuit in August to prevent the law from taking effect, but a Cole County judge rejected it.
The business owners said in the lawsuit that the regulations would violate the First Amendment and cause them irreparable harm.
What do you think? Is the new strip club law constitutional?
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