Municipal Regulation of Adult Entertainment
Babbit's Ohio Municipal Service
regulation of adult businesses, zoning regulations, licensing and special permit ordinances, nude and topless dancing
Regulations imposed on "adult entertainment businesses" by local government raise serious constitutional issues because the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of expression extends to non-obscene sexually oriented media. This article provides an update on recent adult business cases dealing with location restrictions, regulation of nude or topless dancing, licensing requirements, and public health regulations.
Weinstein, Alan C., "Municipal Regulation of Adult Entertainment" (1997). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 557.