ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that operates highway rest stops in New Jersey can legally remove fliers advertising an Atlantic City strip club.
That’s what a federal appeals court says in the case of Bare Exposure, which advertises itself as Atlantic City’s only all-nude entertainment.
The club sued the company that operates rest stops on the Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway in 2012 after an employee removed the fliers.
The club contended the company, HMS Host Toll Roads, was acting as an agent of the state when it removed the fliers, making it a free speech and due process violation.
In a ruling published Thursday, a three-judge panel in Philadelphia said state authorities had no direct involvement in the removing of the fliers or the day-to-day operation of the rest stop.
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