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The Impact Of Florida Statute 800.03 On Local Regulation Of Nude Dancing Facilities., Stephen Durden
Local governments throughout the country have enacted adult entertainment codes regulating, among other things, massage parlors, adult movie theaters, adult video stores and adult toy stores. Local governments have not forgotten live performances particularly nude or topless dancing. Regulations throughout the country require facilities to get licenses before they operate; require that the dancers get licenses; regulate the location of these facilities; and regulate their interiors. These regulations are often challenged, with the challenge being based on the First Amendment. The assumption behind all these cases is that the First Amendment protects nude dancing. That assumption is now unassailable but ...