posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 02:01 PM
A Judge has ruled that a Las Vegas law that prohibiting strippers from fondling customers during lap dances is unconstitutional. District Court Judge
Sally Loehrer called the law vague. The ruling affirms a lower court decision, and only applies within the Las Vegas city limits.
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas law prohibiting strippers from fondling customers during lap dances is unconstitutionally vague, a judge ruled.
District Court Judge Sally Loehrer affirmed a lower court ruling that as many as five misdemeanor criminal cases filed against Las Vegas strippers
should be dismissed.
Friday's ruling affects only dancers within city limits. The Clark County Commission in 2002 limited touching between strippers and patrons during
private lap dances, specifically barring strippers from touching or sitting on the customer's genital area.
But the municipal code was not as specific, saying only that strippers and their patrons should not "fondle" or "caress" each other.
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Nevada and Alaska are kind of like last frontier type state. With prostitution still legal in parts of Nevada, its not surprising that this type of
ruling would be made. As the defense attorney who argued the case pointed out, it is impossible to enforce and quite frankly, I would much rather have
my police department doing other things than hanging out in a strip club looking for fondling.