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The city of Fort Collins, Colorado, enacted a public-nudity ordinance that imposed no restrictions on male toplessness but prohibited women from baring their breasts below the areola. In response, Free the Nipple, an unincorporated association, and two individuals, Brittiany Hoagland and Samantha Six collectively, Plaintiffssued the City in federal district court, alleging among other things the ordinance violated the Equal Protection Clause, U. XIV, sec. The district court agreed and ened the City, pending the resolution of the case s merits, from implementing the ordinance to the extent that it prohibits women, but not men, from knowingly exposing their breasts in public. The City then brought this interlocutory appeal to challenge the injunction. The narrow issue presented for the Tenth Circuit's review asked whether the district court reversibly erred in issuing the preliminary injunction.
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Erie v. Pap's A. The court held that an ordinance banning public nudity did not violate the operator of a totally nude entertainment establishment's constitutional right to free speech. On September 28,the city council of Erie, Pennsylvaniaenacted Ordinancea public indecency ordinance that makes it a summary offense to knowingly or intentionally appear in public in a "state of nudity.
To comply with the ordinance, these dancers would need to wear, at a minimum, pasties and a G-string. Karleand members of the city council, seeking declaratory relief and a permanent injunction against the enforcement of the ordinance. The Court of Common Pleas struck down the ordinance as unconstitutional, but the Commonwealth Court reversed the decision. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in turn reversed the Commonwealth Court, finding that the ordinance's public nudity section was an unconstitutional violation of Pap's First Amendment rights.
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Certiorari was granted on appeal from the State Supreme Court. The Court proceeded to the merits despite a possible mootness issue. While the case was pending, Pap's A. Despite going out of business, the Supreme Court still proceeded to decide the case on the merits because 1 the City of Erie was suffering an "ongoing injury" and 2 Pap's was still incorporated and could potentially go back into business. After determining that the ordinance was content neutral, the Court then applied the O'Brien test.
The first factor of the O'Brien test for evaluating restrictions on symbolic speech is whether the government regulation is within the constitutional power of the government to enact.
The court found that the ordinance met all four factors of the O'Brien test, and that a "least restrictive means" analysis was not necessary. The government generally has a freer hand in restricting expressive conduct than it has in restricting the written or spoken word.
Justice Scaliaed by Justice Thomasagreed that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court 's decision must be reversed, but disagreed with the mode of analysis that should be applied. United States Supreme Court case.
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