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Court Order Hailed by Adult Stores

From Times Wire Reports

Threatened with banishment to the outskirts of the city, strip clubs and adult bookstores celebrated after a federal judge temporarily suspended an ordinance that would have forced most of them to move to desolate industrial areas. “I got the news this morning and it’s good,” said the manager of Manhattan’s Baby Doll Lounge, who declined to give his name. “Everybody’s thinking 1st Amendment.” The ruling by U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum restrained the city from enforcing a law that passed more than two years ago but was tied up in state courts until earlier this week when a state appeals court found it constitutional. The order will remain in effect until a hearing can be held next week in federal court.


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