02/20/2005: Great days in statutory interpretation:
We hear from a story in the LA Times that a Boise, Idaho, strip club owner managed (so far, at least) to get around a Boise city ordinance banning nudity in public by taking advantage of the ordinance's "serious artistic merit" exception. Now, on selected nights, the Erotic City "gentlemens' club" in Boise sponsors what it calls "Art Club Nights". On Art Club Nights, your $15 cover charge gets you a sketch pad and pencil, and the dancers take off their pasties and g-strings and get completely nude.
So far, they've not received any citations under the ordinance.
Len on 02.20.05 @ 10:46 AM CST