Those looking to draft local legislation regarding adult businesses should get a hold of Local Regulation of Adult Businesses (2007 edition), by Jules B. Gerard and Scott D. Bergthold. From the description:
- Provides detailed, up-to-date case law
- Focuses on the four main regulatory devices of obscenity, zoning, licensing, and nuisance control
- Examines recent United States Supreme Court rulings
- Discusses constitutional limitations and regulations governing adult businesses
This title provides detailed, informed advice on the application of regulatory devices on adult businesses, focusing on obscenity, zoning, licensing, and nuisance control. Explains which forms of speech are not entitled to constitutional protection, and why zoning ordinances are currently the most popular form of regulating adult entertainment. Discusses recent United States Supreme Court rulings, and how zoning ordinances have survived constitutional challenges in the courts. Covers the inclusion of licensing laws into schemes to control obscenity, and explains how the modern free speech doctrine challenges ancient nuisance rules. Examines general principles of constitutional limitations, and regulations of adult businesses.