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Sammy's v. City of Mobile - The Origins Of The Case, Ordinance No. 03-003, Arguments Focused On Freedom Of Expression

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Appellant

Sammy's of Mobile, Alabama

Appellee

City of Mobile, Alabama

Appellant's Claim

That a city ordinance prohibiting establishments that featured nude dancing from selling alcohol was unconstitutional.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Donald M. Briskman

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Roderick P. Stout

Judges for the Majority

Stanley F. Birch, James C. Hill (writing for the majority)

Judges Dissenting

Phyllis A. Kravitch

Place

Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Decision

8 May 1998

Decision

The court ruled in favor of the city of Mobile and its ordinance.

Significance

This ruling affirmed the reasoning behind laws that prohibit alcohol from being served at establishments where there is also entertainment of a sexual or explicit nature. The Eleventh Circuit Court in Atlanta, Georgia, found that this particular ordinance was not in violation the First Amendment's clause regarding freedom of speech.

Related Cases

  • United States v. O'Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968).
  • California v. LaRue 409, 409 U.S. 109 (1972).
  • Barnes v. Glen Theatres, Inc., 501 U.S. 560 (1991).

Further Readings

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