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federal court: "get Rudy-Tuti off our hands!"

Posted by JJ on March 28, 2000 at 00:01:34:

link to is temp out-of=order, so here goes:

front page summary:

Today's Top Stories
Review Requested of NYS Public Nudity Law
Exasperated by the avalanche of First
Amendment litigation involving the Giuliani
Administration and the rights of artists,
protesters and parade groups, the Second
Circuit yesterday asked the New York Court of
Appeals to resolve three questions related to
the City's bid to block an artist from
photographing almost 100 nude models on the
streets of lower Manhattan.

from the article:

"We would be ostriches if we failed to take judicial notice of the heavy
stream of First Amendment litigation generated by New York City in
recent years," he said.

Judge Calabresi went on to give a laundry list of First Amendment cases
that have found their way to the Second Circuit, including challenges to
the City brought by the Latino Officers Association, the Million Youth
March, New York magazine and Housing Works, Inc.

For good measure, Judge Calabresi cited a case that was settled
yesterday the ugly brawl between Mayor Giuliani and the Brooklyn
Museum over the "Sensation" exhibition.

"As a result of this relentless onslaught of First Amendment litigation, the
federal courts have, to a considerable extent, been drafted into the role
of local licensors for the City of New York," he said.

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