Ark. high court allows adult ordinance challenge

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A sexually oriented business in Clarksville can challenge a city ordinance that the store says violates its constitutional rights. 

    The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a circuit judge's dismissal of a challenge to the ordinance by the X-Mart Adult Superstore along Interstate 40. 

    The ordinance places a number of restrictions on how the business can operate and was passed in 2006 - just weeks after X-Mart opened its doors. 

    The Southwest Times Record reports the ordinance gave an existing business three years to comply. X-Mart got a six-month extension. After that expired, the city sued to close the store. The store filed a counterclaim, arguing the ordinance was unconstitutional. 

    The high court sent the case back to Johnson County Circuit Court. 

    Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/ 


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