Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, August 10, 2001
A Hillsborough County judge has declared the city ordinance against this sort of behavior unconstitutional. The judge, Elvin Martinez, said the so-called six foot rule, meaning a man and woman would have to remain six feet apart in such establishments, is unconstitutional on the grounds that it is over broad, and... that the citys stated purpose for enacting the ordinance is not furthered by the ordinance, Martinez said. But get this: Martinez also said the ordinance is aimed at prohibiting physical contact between nude dancers and patrons, but does not address patrons coming closer than six feet to nude women who are serving soft drinks.
Is this what they teach in law school today? No wonder the public hates lawyers.