Las Vegas Finds a Balance Between Rules and Expression There was a time when Las Vegas sold itself as a family entertainment center. But a ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court suggests what really sells. The court upheld a Las Vegas law that regulates lap dancers. This is not a ban on lap dancing, just an effort to spell out what strippers, and patrons, can do. The law was challenged by those who found it too vague. But the court says it strikes a balance between protecting society and free expression.

Las Vegas Finds a Balance Between Rules and Expression

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There was a time when Las Vegas sold itself as a family entertainment center. But a ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court suggests what really sells. The court upheld a Las Vegas law that regulates lap dancers. This is not a ban on lap dancing, just an effort to spell out what strippers and patrons can do. The law was challenged by those who found it too vague, but the court says it strikes a balance between protecting society and free expression.

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