Texas Supreme Court upholds so-called “pole tax”

AP: A $5 entrance fee to Texas strip clubs is constitutional and not an improper restriction on nude dancing, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday. Lower courts had called the so-called “pole tax” an improper burden on the free expression of nude dancing and a violation of the First Amendment. | Combs v. Texas Entertainment Assoc., No. 09-0481 (Texas, Aug. 25, 2011) | More court docs and audio of arguments