Sammy's v. City of Mobile
The Origins Of The Case, Ordinance No. 03-003, Arguments Focused On Freedom Of Expression
Sammy's of Mobile, Alabama
City of Mobile, Alabama
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)
Phyllis A. Kravitch
Date of Decision
8 May 1998
The court ruled in favor of the city of Mobile and its ordinance.
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.
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