Tag Archives: prior restraint

Court Rejects 1st Amendment Challenge to Zoning Ordinance Aimed at Sexually Oriented Businesses

In a split opinion, the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the constitutionality of Warren, Michigan’s restrictions on the geographic location of sexually oriented businesses.  The plaintiff in Big Dipper Entertainment, LLC v. City of Warren, No. 09-2339 (6th Cir. Apr. 13, 2011), applied for a license to open a topless bar in the downtown area of … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Rebuffs Adult Business Operators in Tennessee

The Sixth Circuit recently rebuffed a request by adult business operators in Memphis, Tennessee to apply an unconstitutional city statute in order to escape a newly enacted, more onerous county ordinance.  In 1996, adult business operators had brought suit against the City of Memphis facially challenging the constitutionality of an ordinance requiring registration of adult businesses.  See East Brooks Books, Inc. v. … Continue Reading