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The Supreme Court rejected the city's appeal of a lower court's ruling striking down the ordinance. The 7th U.
Circuit Court of Appeals in January said the city didn't show sufficient evidence that the ordinance reduced crime. The attorney for qdult bookstores called the Supreme Court's decision a "significant victory for the First Amendment. Michael Murray.
A spokesman for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said city officials are disappointed that the high court declined to consider its appeal. Adult businesses selling books, movies and sex indianapolis adult bookstore were not allowed to operate between midnight and 10 a.
The ordinance had been intended to reduce crime. But a three-judge panel of the 7th U.Asian Girls Australia
Circuit Court of Appeals said the decrease in armed robberies cited by the city during the four years it was in effect was small and did not account for other possible variables.
Indianapolis adult bookstore city argued to the Supreme Court that the lower court's required standard for evidence was too high.
Lawyers for the city said in their unsuccessful appeal that the 7th Circuit's decision "threatens to indianapolis adult bookstore litigation dramatically jeju gay that it imposes a much higher indianapplis of proof on municipalities and sex sex lady previously uniform circuit precedent upholding hours of operation regulations.
Murray wrote in his reply that the appeals court did not hold the city to a indianapolis adult bookstore standard of evidence, but "properly and correctly pointed out the weaknesses in the statistical evidence offered by the city to support its contention that the closing hours ordinance could be justified as a means to reduce armed robberies at the stores. The companies have sought damages from the city for the loss of business during andwhen the ordinance was enforced.
That part of the challenge was on hold until the constitutionality indianapolis adult bookstore the ordinance indianapokis been settled. Murray said the claim for damages can now proceed to a jury trial.
The city said in its Supreme Court appeal that it could be hit with a multimillion-dollar claim unless the Supreme Court sided with the city.