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Court: Baring Breasts In Public Not Free Speech

Posted on 10/31/2007 4:32:02 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

Sorry, rule is link only.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: breasts; court; freespeech
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To: NCLaw441; Brilliant

Sometimes you lawyers crack me up. You have missed the salient point in this discussion. It is very clear that if they are attractive breasts it is no problem. Unfortunately it is usually females who possess very unattractive breasts who choose to bare them in public. That would then come under ordnances relating to public nuisance or camera abuse as the situation may be. This also should be considered with ordinances relating to spandex abuse at Wal-Mart.:-)

21 posted on 10/31/2007 5:23:04 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Illegal Immigration, a Clear and Present Danger.)
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To: Brilliant

“Also, why stop at the breasts?”

As we saw last week in the NYPost, it must be legal for a person to walk naked thru the streets of NYC.

Nudity per se isn’t an issue, and quite frankly, I don’t think that most people object to nudity once they get used to the experience.

The problem is when lewd behavior starts, and when lewd displays and behaviors are cover by “Free Speech” provisions. Nudity per se isn’t lewd, but one can be lewd w/o exposing anything illegal.

22 posted on 10/31/2007 5:27:25 AM PDT by TWohlford
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To: NCLaw441

I agree with you. Have you ever wondered why all of these people who want to be unique look so much alike?

24 posted on 10/31/2007 5:34:47 AM PDT by dearolddad (Opinions are like rectums: everybody has one.)
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To: camle


25 posted on 10/31/2007 5:36:02 AM PDT by Archon of the East (Universal Executive Power of the Law of Nature)
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To: reagan_fanatic

OMG if you look this disgusting why would you WANT to bare them? GOOD GRIEF!

27 posted on 10/31/2007 5:38:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: reagan_fanatic

its always the ugly ones...

28 posted on 10/31/2007 5:39:29 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: TornadoAlley3
This actress is clearly aching to express her deepest thoughts.

29 posted on 10/31/2007 5:41:41 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Hmmm ... I guess the coors people came up with that blue mountain idea after rejecting the first concept. Twin peaks inspiration!

30 posted on 10/31/2007 5:41:56 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: GOPmember
Rule is also picture must accompany posting.

I have a feeling that any woman who's going to get pinched by the cops for whipping 'em out in public ain't the type of woman you want to see topless in the first place. The hot ones get a pass; the pigs get tossed in the pokey.

31 posted on 10/31/2007 5:42:44 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: DustyMoment
Interesting description of one of the most liberal cities in Texas. No bias here.

The Austin Silly Council is hellbent on destroying any personal choice for its citizens. They are getting serious about having a rail system that takes up existing roads so people are forced to ride that instead of driving to and from work.

I live in the one remaining, mostly Conservative area, of Travis county. I'm glad I only have a couple of years before I retire and don't have to venture into this hellhole, except on rare occasions.

32 posted on 10/31/2007 5:48:19 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (I've been too busy for FR this weekend, because I did the things I refuse to let the invaders do.)
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To: theDentist
I searched but could only find Code Pink topless pics:)
33 posted on 10/31/2007 5:52:57 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: TornadoAlley3

If it IS free speech, then I can think of a couple of women I’d like to hear shouting.

34 posted on 10/31/2007 5:54:09 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: NCLaw441

Happy birthday

35 posted on 10/31/2007 5:56:17 AM PDT by Shimmer (Purrrrrr)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Dear moderator who saw fit to delete my last post:

I never imagined that I'd see the day when pictures of shirtless men would become off limits on FreeRepublic.

Was it Topless Teddy or Massive-Mammaried Michael Moore who was too much for your sensitive eyes this morning?
36 posted on 10/31/2007 5:58:42 AM PDT by GOPmember
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To: Larry Lucido; Dr. Eckleburg

JERRY: (Looking toward beach) Oh this is interesting.


JERRY: Jane’s topless. (They all look)

KRAMER: Yo yo ma.

JERRY: Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

ELAINE: Nice rack. (Carol and Michael inside open back door)

CAROL: Come on, you guys. You can come and see the bay-bee!

JERRY: Oh, in a minute, Carol.

KRAMER: We’re gonna be right there.

JERRY: This is weird wild stuff. George hasn’t even seen her yet.

ELAINE: Why do you think we’re getting the sneak preview?

KRAMER: Maybe she’s trying to create a buzz.


KRAMER: You know, get some good word of mouth goin’.

JERRY: Oh, here she comes. (They pretend to not have watched as Jane enters)

JANE: I’m thirsty. Anyone want a drink?

(Jerry, Elaine and Kramer are shocked)

JERRY: No thanks.

ELAINE: I’m good.

KRAMER: Deh-deh-deh-deh- (Jane exits) All right, show’s over. I’m goin’ to the beach.

37 posted on 10/31/2007 5:59:38 AM PDT by Gamecock (Gamecock: Declared anathema by the Council of Trent!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

hey we got rules around here...and rules is rules!

38 posted on 10/31/2007 6:00:59 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: myuhaul

Yes. Sign Language is speech.

Rhetorical Critics will tell you that anything is “speech” if the purpose is to convey a message. That includes things like architecture, art, clothing, or no clothing. Certainly women who go topless are attempting to convey a message. Trying to figure out what that message is can be problematic. The next question is “is this protected speech”. My take is that the Founders were protecting political speech. So unless these women are running for office on a platform of [insert joke here] it’s not constitutionally protected speech. IMHO

39 posted on 10/31/2007 6:21:20 AM PDT by Emrys (Fashion says "Me, too." Style says, "Only me.")
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To: TornadoAlley3

No, its not free speech.

Its is however a nice surprise once in a while to us guys.....(chuckle)

Once saw a very pretty, and busty red head do this for the benefit of a work gang heading back inside the justice center in downtown Cincinnati. Every driver sitting at that red light honked and waved, and asked her to do it again.

She didn’t, but sure did have a happy smile from all the attention.

40 posted on 10/31/2007 6:23:46 AM PDT by Badeye ('Ron Paul joined 88 Democrats.....")
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