NYC Adult Store Zoning Regs Ruled Unconstitutional

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Zoning legislation passed in 2001 by New York City to restrict adult video stores and topless bars is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a state judge ruled Thursday, reversing course after upholding the controversial regulation in 2010.

Supreme Court Justice Louis York said amendments to a 1995 law violated the freedom of speech of adult video stores, book stores and bars in the city. The decision was prompted by an April 2011 state appeals court ruling ordering Judge York to explain in more detail why he...
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