May 13, 2010
The owners of three Virginia nightclubs are challenging state laws that prohibit stripping and topless dancing at clubs that serve mixed drinks.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear arguments in the case Thursday.
The lawsuit was filed by three Papermoon nightclubs - two in Richmond and one in Springfield. They claim there's no legitimate rationale for state laws that allow striptease performances in establishments that serve only beer and wine, but prohibit them in clubs licensed to sell hard liquor.
The clubs are appealing a judge's ruling upholding the constitutionality of the laws.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus