Legally Speaking

Articles from the magazine section Legally Speaking.

Woody’s Wharf:

stamps-rules-regulation“A real slap in the face to city officials”

What happens when a city councilman tries to fill the roles of judge, jury and executioner? An epic fail, as explained here by California-based First Amendment attorney Roger Jon Diamond.
The major impediment to the establishment of a club is the particular city in which the club is to operate. Many clubs have their origins in successful lawsuits filed against the particular city involved. Even if the club would satisfy local zoning ordinances, many cities still try to find ways to block the opening of the club. In addition to local restrictions by zoning laws many cities require permits and make it difficult if not impossible for the proposed club to acquire the necessary permit.  

Are you the master

ls domain 2014of your domain?

Whether you build your own website or have an “expert” create one for you, attorney Clyde DeWitt explains that there are some legal dos and don’ts you should be aware of.

Don’t be STUPID!

ls stupid 2014The “dos” (and some “don’ts”) of the dancer classifcation issue

As an addendum to the EXPO 2014 Legal Panel, attorney Eric Bernstein provides seven tips to help club owners maneuver through the minefield that is dancer class-action lawsuits.

New era of tolerance?

ls new-era 2014Same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization ...why are adult nightclubs left out of this new era of tolerance?

While it seems like our society is moving toward an era of acceptance and tolerance of a person’s right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” attorney Luke Lirot asks, “Why did adult clubs get left behind?”

NEW U.S. Supreme Court decision:

ls supreme 2014 PageThe Court taketh away and the court giveth (maybe)

Does McCullen v. Coakley provide breathing room for the First Amendment? Attorney John Weston explains why it might.

Club Madonna:

ls madonnaThe whole story

The accidental entry of an underage teen impels a renowned South Beach club to reexamine its procedures, but also exposes a city’s rash—even unlawful—overreaction.

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