U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Strip Club Fee Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up the adult entertainment industry's lawsuit against the state's $5-per-patron strip club tax, justices decided Monday. 

Texas is now one step closer to a sustainable source of funding for rape crisis centers, and most importantly, for supporting sexual assault survivors in their recovery,” said Annette Burrhus Clay, executive director of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. 

That means the Texas Supreme Court's ruling — that the fee does not violate the First Amendment — stands. But it doesn't mean that the industry, years into its legal battle, can't file ...

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