1,000,000 + Attorneys and Legal Staff - Legal employers hire more people on LawCrossing than any other site.
Wisconsin Court Upholds Same-Sex Registry for Couples
Wisconsin Court Upholds Same-Sex Registry for Couples
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Said She is Not Going Anywhere
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Said She is Not Going Anywhere
Standard & Poor’s Said Argentina Defaulted
Standard & Poor’s Said Argentina Defaulted
Lawsuit Against President Obama Allowed to Continue
Lawsuit Against President Obama Allowed to Continue
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Job Listings

Court in San Francisco Considers Ban on Public Nudity

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in San Francisco in which a federal judge is going to think about blocking a brand new city law that requires people to wear clothing because of public nudity activists, according to The Associated Press.

The judge, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen, was asked to block the law from taking effect on February 1 as he considers the lawsuit they filed to make sure the ordinance is invalid. The public nudity activists argue that the ban on public nudity is a violation of the First Amendment to free speech because nudity is a political statement.

The activists also make the argument that the new law violates their equal protection rights because it exempts children under the age of five and public nudity at specific events. Those events include an annual street fair, the Bay-to-Breakers foot race, and the city’s Gay Pride Parade.

According to the city’s attorneys, the new law takes into account the safety, “general welfare,” and public health of the city’s residents. The ban was authorized by the Board of Supervisors by a vote of 6-5 in December after experiencing multiple vocal and naked protests from nudists and nudist supporters.

What

 job title, keywords

Where

 city, state, zip



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


The protestors argued that the ban across the city is unnecessary and that it would take the attention of police officers from larger problems while also undermining the values of tolerance and appreciate of the offbeat that the city so values.

The legislation was introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, the representative of the largely gay Castro District in San Francisco. The reason he introduced the legislation was that he received multiple complaints about naked men who walked the streets naked after meeting in a plaza. The ban will require people to wear clothing below the waist when they are in public.

Should the ban become a law, the first offense comes with a maximum fine of $100, but prosecutors would have the authority to charge a third offense as a misdemeanor that would come with a maximum fine of $500 and one year in jail.

Court in San Francisco Considers Ban on Public Nudity by
facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Tagged: ,

Posted by on January 17, 2013. Filed under Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
International Tax Associate
USA-NY-New York City

Prestigious foreign-based international law firm seeks 4th to 7th year U.S. tax associate for its New York office.  The candidate must have 4-7 years of experience in international taxation, pref...