Saturday, March 13, 2010

Prostitutes can't advertise in NV per 9th Circuit

Prostitutes can’t advertise wares.

3/11/10: The ninth circuit upheld a Nevada law barring advertising by brothels in counties where the selling of sex is illegal, and sharply limiting ads even where, unique in the United States, the sale of sex is allowed.

After dodging around various Supreme Court decisions that have gradually raised commercial speech almost to the level of protection of political electioneering by corporations, the court decided that the selling of sex was a category unique in itself and that the state could allow the transactions, but pass laws to prevent turning the practice into a commodity. The case is Coyote Publishing v. Miller.

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