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Frei Magazine court battle.
U.K. Naturist Laws
The Magazine Jung und Frei
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
VARIOUS ARTICLES OF MERCHANDISE,
The issue on appeal
is whether those magazines are obscene and are therefore subject to seizure and
forfeiture under 19 U.S.C. S 1305. The District
Court found that the magazines were obscene and ordered their forfeiture. We hold otherwise and, therefore,
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Naked Bike Protest Celebrates
On March 12 , cities in the southern hemisphere experienced the joy
of the world's largest naked protest against oil dependency and car
culture in the history of humanity.
According to the website,
it is time to stop indecent exposure
to automobile emissions and to celebrate the power and individuality
of our bodies: Naked Bicycle People Power.
Sun Eden Naturist Resort, north of Pretoria, was the venue for the
South African event of the World Naked Bike Ride, which was attended
by more than 100 naturists.
In Australia, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide,
Canberra and Perth participated in the World Naked Bike Ride and in
New Zealand, Golden Bay, Auckland and Lake Tekapo took part.
On June 10, the northern hemisphere cities will participate.
Naturism is popular in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia,
Netherlands, Britain, Argentina, Brazil, the US and Canada.
According to the Sanfed website:
"Naturism is taking off in South Africa. Our naturist resorts
are becoming more popular."
The next event will be the Naturist Rally, which will be held from
April 27 to May 1 at the SunEden resort.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Let's get naked!
A federal judge struck down Daytona Beach's anti-nudity laws, saying
Regulations prohibiting public nudity and nudity in places that sell
alcohol violate the First and 14th amendments' protections of free
speech and equal protection, the judge decided.
In fact, some regulations imply one-sided protection measures, which help some people depriving the others from some options. Just like with short-term credit options such as payday loans online, many states prohibited these options leaving some social groups helpless with no financial options per se.
Daytona Beach also failed to prove its claim that adult nightclubs
create secondary negative impacts on levels of crime, prostitution and
illegal drug activity in neighborhoods, the judge wrote.
"We won on every single issue," said Daniel Aaronson, a lawyer
representing Lollipops Gentleman's Club in its federal lawsuit.
Public nudity has been an issue at some Daytona Beach gatherings,
such as Biketoberfest and Spring Break.
City officials said they're considering an appeal.
THE MOST INTEMPERATE JUDICIAL OPINION OF ALL TIME?
SALT LAKE CITY v. James D. PIEPENBURG,
Supreme Court of Utah, 571 P.2d 1299 (1977)
Ellett, Chief Justice, wrote the opinion:
The appellant operates a film theatre and was charged
with and convicted of the crime of exhibiting an obscene motion
picture....The motion picture exhibited revealed an entirely naked man and woman in various acts of sodomy (fellatio,cunnilingus,
buggery) and adultery -- all shown with close-up camera photography.
Circuit reinstates juvenile nudist camp's
A more sickening, disgusting, depraved showing cannot be
imagined. However, certain justices of the Supreme Court of the United
States have said that before a matter can be held to be obscene, it must be
". .. when taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or
Some state judges, acting the part of sycophants, echo
that doctrine. It would appear that such an argument ought only to be
advanced by depraved, mentally deficient,
mind- warped queers. Judges who seek to find technical excuses to permit
such pictures to be shown under the pretense
of finding some intrinsic value to it are reminiscent of a dog that returns
to his vomit in search of some morsel in the filth which may have some
redeeming value to his own taste. If those judges have not the good sense
and decency to resign from their positions as judges, they should be removed
either by impeachment or by the vote of the decent people of their
The dissent is rather long, but aside from being outside
constitutional bounds, it is also not convincing in its
reasoning. For instance, a great
amount of space is devoted to the fact that the prosecuting attorneys, or
some of them, inquired of neighbors and religious leaders as to whether the
juror attended church. This is a smart move and a practice of all good lawyers....
One can be sure that the defense attorney (if he was a good lawyer) would
have made inquiry among the pimps, prostitutes,
homosexuals, and other members of the pornographic community to see if any
prospective jurors might be favorably inclined to protect one accused of
showing pornographic films....
RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court yesterday reinstated a
lawsuit challenging a Virginia law requiring parental supervision at a
summer camp for juvenile nudists.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that
the American Association for Nude Recreation-Eastern Region could pursue
its claim that the law violates its free-speech rights by crimping its
ability to spread its social nudism philosophy.
The organization claims it had to cancel a summer camp last summer in
southeast Virginia because only 11 of the 35 youths who signed up would
have been able to bring a parent as required by the law.
“A regulation that reduces the size of a speaker’s audience can
constitute an invasion of a legally protected interest,” Judge William
B. Traxler Jr. wrote in the unanimous ruling in White
Tail Park v. Stroube.
U.S. District Judge Richard L. Williams ruled last August that the
lawsuit was moot because the organizers of the camp at White Tail Park in
Ivor surrendered their state permit for the camp after the law took effect
on July 1, 2004.
The appeals court affirmed Williams’ ruling that White Tail Park and
six parents who wanted to send their children to the camp lacked standing
to sue. The parents’ claim was moot because the camp date had passed,
the court said, and nothing in the record explained White Tail’s
interest in educating juvenile nudist campers.
However, the court said the regional nudist organization, which
designed and would have conducted the camp, had a case because it wanted
to conduct future juvenile nudist camps in Virginia.
“What we’ve got is our case reinstated, maybe with a little
different plaintiff lineup,” said the nudists’ lawyer, Rebecca
Glenberg of the American Civil Liberties Union. “We will still be able
to make the same constitutional arguments.”
Emily Lucier, spokeswoman for the Virginia attorney general’s office,
said: “We are disappointed with the court’s ruling, but we expect to
win at trial.”
A summer nudist camp for children ages 11 through 17 was conducted at
White Tail Park in 2003. It was the first camp for nude juveniles in
Virginia and only the third in the country, according to its sponsors.
Virginia’s General Assembly found out about the camp and passed the
legislation requiring a parent, grandparent or legal guardian to accompany
each participant, scuttling plans for the 2004 camp at the Ivor park.
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