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California v. LaRue (docket #: 71-36) (1972)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 10/10/1972
Decided 12/5/1972
Supreme Court Vote 5-1-3
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
IssueWhether the state of California could, consistent with the First Amendment, bar live sexual entertainment in bars and restaurants licensed to serve liquor.
Majority Opinion Rehnquist, J.
Concurring Opinion Stewart, J.
Dissenting Opinion Douglas, J., Brennan, J., & Marshall, J.
Lower Court District Court for the District of Columbia (3-judge court)
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim upheld
For Petitioner
L. Stephen Porter, Deputy Attorney General of California

For Respondent
Harrison W. Hertzberg and Kenneth Scholtz

Ruling - Lower Court
326 F. Supp. 348
"Court Rules Against 'Live' Clubs," The Chicago Daily Defender, Dec. 6, 1972, p. 8
"Nightclubs Score Rule on Sex Acts," The New York Times, Dec. 6, 1972, p. 25
"The Courts and Sex in Bars," The Los Angeles Times, Dec. 8, 1972, Sect. C, p. 6
Hempstone, Smith, "Conservatives Should Ponder the Ruling on Bottomless Bars," The Los Angeles Times, Dec. 14, 1972, Sect, C, p. 7
MacKenzie, John P., "Sex Ban in Bars Upheld," The Washington Post, Dec. 6, 1972, Sect. A, p. 1
Weaver, Warren, "Justices Back State Bans on Sex Acts in Nightclubs," The New York Times, Dec. 6, 1972, p. 97
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