Inc. Young v. American Mini Theatres
Significance, Supreme Court Holds That Government Can Restrict Certain Types Of Offensive Speech, Related Cases
Coleman A. Young, Mayor of the City of Detroit
American Mini Theatres, Inc.
That city zoning ordinances attempting to prevent concentration of sexually oriented businesses did not violate the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Maureen Pulte Reilly
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
Stephen M. Taylor and John H. Weston
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
24 June 1976
The Supreme Court upheld the ordinance as constitutional.
Marjorie Heins and Jon Cummings, "New York Forum about Nude Clubs: Stripping the First Amendment." Newsday, 13 May 1993.
Carlos Campos, "Nudity and Alcohol: Study Disputes Blight Claims." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 27 November 1997.
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