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.

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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.

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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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