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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc.
Citation:501 U.S. 560 (1991)
Respondents are two establishments in South Bend, Indiana, that wish to provide totally nude dancing as entertainment, and individual dancers who are employed at these establishments. They claim that the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of expression prevents the State of Indiana from enforcing its public indecency law to prevent this form of dancing. The statute made it a misdemeanor for any person to “knowingly or intentionally, in a public place appear in a state of nudity.”
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