"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
The Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution was ratified on December 15, 1791. The First Amendment is widely used in cases regarding Adult Entertainment. The First Amendment, which deals with freedom of speech, has assisted the Adult Entertainment business for years.
It is the First Amendment that has allowed adult stores, strip clubs and other businesses to remain open. While open, these businesses have continued to flourish and bring in tax dollars for cities across the United States. Many of these cities will acknowledge that Adult Entertainment plays as large a role in bringing tourists into their cities as any other business does. Many cities will agree that the tax dollars generated by these businesses often equal or beat the tax dollars raised by other businesses.
It is the First Amendment that we celebrate here with its relation to Adult Businesses.
City refuses Love Shack owner's gift
There's one businessman whose money Johns Creek doesn't want. John Cornetta, owner of the Love Shack adult video chain, is trying to give about $3,000 to the city toward the purchase of a new firetruck. Johns Creek, which is taking Cornetta to court in an attempt to close one of his adult emporiums, has returned the check.
Mike South To Be Acting Mayor Of John’s Creek, GA
Well it seems that the mayor Mike Bodker has refused John Cornetta’s donation to help build a fire department, he further refused to participate in the dunk tank to raise money for said fire department.
Mayor's non-acceptance of a challenge to raise money.
As most of you know the Love Shack in Johns Creek has been embroiled in a legal battle with Fulton County Georgia and the new city of Johns Creek.
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“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime . . . .”
— Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, dissenting Ginzberg v. United States, 383 U.S. 463 (1966)
“First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought.”
— Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Ashcroft V. Free Speech Coalition