Friday, July 13, 2007
Towards Banning Brothels in Nevada?
A federal court decision has handed Nevada's legal brothels the right to advertise, even in those Nevada counties that do not permit legal prostitution. The court found the Nevada state laws banning brothel advertising to be overly broad, and hence inconsistent with the First amendment. But this is a case where more freedom today could well mean less tomorrow, if the marketing of brothels causes Nevada to join the other 49 states in banning them -- and their advertising. Somehow the judge failed to take the Vice Squad advice to follow the Posadas case.