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4th Cir.: Strip club license-denial provision unconstitutional (access required)

A city ordinance empowering the police chief to deny a “sexually oriented business” license application if he determined that the business “would not comply with all applicable laws” was an overbroad prior restraint. Background The City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina regulates “sexually oriented businesses” by requiring those businesses to obtain a license prior to operation, pursuant ...