Stephen Dick views taxing First Amendment rights as a slippery slope — one almost as slick as the poles his exotic dancers perform on at Nite Moves. The owner of the adult club in Colonie maintains a tax on freedom of expression — specifically, the right to strip naked and dance provocatively — will inevitably lead to levies on other activities protected under the U. In addition to Andrew Mc-Cullough, a Utah-based First Amendment attorney who represented Nite Moves at the state level, the club has enlisted Robert Corn-Revere, a nationally recognized free-speech attorney.
Erie v. Pap's A. The court held that an ordinance banning public nudity did not violate the operator of a totally nude entertainment establishment's constitutional right to free speech.
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Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Imagine a symphony orchestra barred by the state from performing again because a musician was found to have sold marijuana to a colleague backstage. Imagine a bookstore being shuttered by the government because peace activists planned acts of civil disobedience in a backroom.
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October 28, By: George Coppolo, Chief Attorney. You asked whether New Hampshire has a law that prohibits advertising on billboards involving sex-related entertainment or products.
Under the law, Nevada live entertainment venues with 7, seats or more must pay a tax of 5 percent of their admissions to the state. Venues with 7, seats or less must pay a heftier tax of 10 percent of admissions, plus 10 percent of food and refreshments purchased. The tax is in addition to regular state and local sales taxes which average about 7. Some big events are also expressly exempted from the tax, such as NASCAR races, baseball games, and outdoor concerts except those held at casinos.
The Supreme Court in introduced the secondary effects doctrine in a case involving a Detroit ordinance meant to prevent the concentration of adult-oriented businesses. The Court ruled that the ordinance could be viewed as content-neutral, and therefore not require a more stringest test to be in compliance with the First Amendment, if it was aimed at a secondary effect. In this instance, the secondary effect was deterioration of the neighborhood.
They are caught in an endless legal battle with the state that points to the downside of the Texas approach to revenue collection. By singling-out easy targets, Perry hasn't cultivated a pro-business atmosphere, but rather a mixture of distrust, resentment, and non-compliance among those who are supposed to be ponying up. The court invoked U. Supreme Court.