striptease

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striptease

An exotic dance in which a person provocatively removes his or her clothing until partially or completely naked.
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101) The Alaska Supreme Court has recognized that the Alaska Constitution may provide more rights than the First Amendment by allowing nude dancing to constitute protected speech.
It is thought concerns about nude dancing at the new basement bar relate to the previous licence conditions enjoyed by former rock nightclub Legends, which shut down last year, and is unlikely to be a feature of the new venue.
34) The majority notes, however, that the limitation on governmental laws restricting the freedom of speech is irrelevant if nude dancing does not constitute communication.
The following acts are communicative enough to be covered by the First Amendment (4): playing music, (5) painting abstract figures, (6) marching in a Hibernian pride parade, (7) watching and showing movies, (8) dancing in the nude and watching nude dancing (barely), (9) picketing (sometimes), (10) posting computer source code, (11) and burning a flag or draft card.
Nude dancing, in contrast, has been found by the Court to convey a message of sensuality and "eroticism.
13) Although the Court has consistently held that nude dancing is entitled to some degree of First Amendment protection, over the last thirty years it has developed, adapted, and continually expanded a line of doctrine that has granted broad discretion to local governments to suppress that expression as a means to combat deleterious "secondary effects.
Meanwhile, bosses at Spearmint Rhino's London club will learn this week if a controversial licence, which allows nude dancing in some areas of the venue, will be renewed.
may have far-reaching implications for cities and states that want to outlaw nude dancing.
By the numbers, the 1999 term could be called the First Amendment term, for 10 of the 73 cases were First Amendment cases, involving public aid to private religious schools, protecting children from adult programming on cable TV, nude dancing, campaign contribution limitations, gays in the Boy Scouts, school prayer, and counseling on the sidewalks in front of abortion clinics.
The "fashionable elite," DeLay said, lauds flag burning and nude dancing but opposes prayers before football games.
In the past forty years, barmaids have been exposed to topless bars, and even to totally nude dancing in some pubs.
Paris of the time boasted a number of naughty private clubs offering nude dancing and wives could drag their husbands to a special court and divorce them if they failed to satisfy.