Exotic Dancers Challenge Missouri’s Strip Club Law In High Court
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) While state lawmakers struggle through a “special” session in Jefferson City, a group of exotic dancers are challenging a state law restricting their “special” talents.
The case is being heard before the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday.
Lawyers, representing the dancers argue a new law that bans full nudity, alcohol at strip clubs and also bans physical contact between semi nude employees and customers, violates the constitutional right of free speech and expression.
They also argue Missouri lawmakers violated proper procedures in passing the legislation. The high court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today from the plaintiffs and the state.