Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Full Virginia Court of Appeals will reconsider nude dancing case

As reported here, the Virginia Court of Appeals will rehear this split panel decision that overturned, based on the First Amendment, a stripper's conviction for violating public nudity laws in Henrico County. Here is my earlier post on the case.

The case makes me recollect Judge Bork's comments at last year's Fourth Circuit judicial conference, where he said something like nude dancing at a high school graduation might be protected by the First Amendment, unless it was the Dance of the Seven Veils, which would have an impermissible religious connotation - I guess making fun of the fact that nude dancing gets much more constitutional protection than does prayer in schools.

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