Sex Shop Zoning Law

The Eighth Circuit ruled that an Arkansas zoning law that prevents “adult-oriented” businesses from opening within 1,000 feet of schools is constitutional. A sex shop compared itself to CVS and Walgreens, but the items regulated by the zoning law are not staples of those general stores, so the shop’s equal protection claim failed. 

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Desk Discovery Not Harassment

An Illinois appeals court ruled against a former employee of a community college who claimed she was fired for reporting sexual harassment after she found pornographic pictures in a colleague’s desk drawer. The former employee did not have permission to access the desk and the colleague never committed any overt acts of sexual harassment toward her.

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Abortion, Porn & Slavery: Morality Issues Cloud Jury Selection for Sex-Cult Trial

Eight men and four women were chosen as jurors Monday for the upcoming trial of cult founder Keith Raniere, a leader of the purported self-help group NXIVM who is accused of running a sex-slavery ring within the secretive organization.

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