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Regulating Sex Businesses, Part 1: Principles and Foundations

This course shows how to lay the foundation for ordinances that mitigate the negative effects of sex businesses while conforming with constitutional requirements under the First Amendment.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (61 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2015
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (3 mins)
  • 2. First Amendment (8 mins)
  • 3. What Is Protected? (7 mins)
  • 4. Some Essential Cases (7 mins)
  • 5. Negative Secondary Effects (15 mins)
  • 6. Permitting Systems (6 mins)
  • 7. Nude Dancing (8 mins)
  • 8. Wrap-Up (4 mins)

Course Description

This course shows how to lay the foundation for ordinances that mitigate the negative effects of sex businesses while conforming with constitutional requirements under the First Amendment. That is a short sentence but a complex topic that many local planners—and local government attorneys—do not understand. One part of this introductory course will be an overview of the modern sex businesses that have physical locations in communities. This course will also discuss the nature of "negative secondary effects," the basis on which local governments can most safely (within Supreme Court guidelines) regulate sexually oriented businesses. Once basic principles are established, there is some flexibility in creating the substance of local regulations. The second course in this series will provide specific recommendations and cautions for creating those local regulations.

Learn these skills

  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit, including 1 Law CM credit. 

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CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

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Eric Damian Kelly

Eric Damian Kelly

Eric Damian Kelly is a lawyer and planner with more than 35 years of experience working with local governments on issues in planning and land-use regulation.

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