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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ocean City: Now Hear This

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent opinion. Everyone should read it. Page 9 is particularly interesting.

Anonymous said...

Of course, only good looking bared breasts should be allowed. The women with the 200 lb bellies hanging down to their knees should be banned. The guys only want quality displayed.

Anonymous said...

This part of the opinion is spot on:

On defendant’s first argument, I find that the evidence Fort Collins has presented about these governmental interests amounts to little more than speculation. For instance, during the hearing defendant called Assistant Police Chief Jerome Schager who testified that topless females in public likely might cause distracted driving and traffic issues that disrupt public order. There are many things that could potentially distract drivers and disrupt traffic, but the constitutional issue is whether there is such a threat to public order that it rises to the level of an important government interest. Frankly, without any significant evidence on this point, I’m skeptical that it does. Rather, it appears that underlying Fort Collins’s belief that topless females
are uniquely disruptive of public order is the same negative stereotype about female breasts that I discuss in more depth later—namely, that society considers female breasts primarily as objects of sexual desire whereas male breasts are not.

Nor has Fort Collins provided any meaningful evidence that the mere sight of a female
breast endangers children. The female breast, after all, is one of the first things a child sees. Of course, those are very young children, but children of any age might come upon a woman breastfeeding a child and see a naked breast. Yet no one suggests that they are harmed by that experience.

And this, too:

I turn next to the City’s second argument, essentially that there are inherent physical differences between male and female breasts. Of course there are. The most obvious difference is that female breasts have the potential to nourish children, whereas male breasts do not.

And also this:

At bottom this ordinance is based upon ipse dixit—the female breast is a sex object
because we say so. That is, the naked female breast is seen as disorderly or dangerous because society, from Renaissance paintings to Victoria’s Secret commercials, has conflated female breasts with genitalia and stereotyped them as such. The irony is that by forcing women to cover up their bodies, society has made naked women’s breasts something to see.

Judge Jackson ain't no dumb bunny!

Anonymous said...

7:28. I'm sure you're a real prize!!!🙄

Anonymous said...

Stripper poles should be allowed on Boardwalk too !!!

A few years ago there WAS one there for awhile !!!

Anonymous said...

Let Men wear THONGS like the women do > Equality !!!

Anonymous said...

Hooters Girls are Legal !!! Good for business

Anonymous said...

The Antichrist is gathering his people.

Anonymous said...

8:00. I hate to break it to you but this is how most men think.

Anonymous said...

and after a while, everyone will be accustomed to seeing them and then won't see them.

Anonymous said...

8:00, I TOTALLY agree!

Anonymous said...

This means nothing for Maryland or any other state. Maybe Colorado but doubt it. Yawn.

Anonymous said...

It's an excellent decision made by the judge based on law, not conjecture. Good work, Your Honor.

Anonymous said...

Happy days are here again!

Anonymous said...

11:12
You spoke to soon.....sorry about that