Mall Real Estate, LLC v. City of HamburgAnnotate this Case
The operator of an establishment offering nude and seminude dance performances sought an injunction restraining a city from enforcing its ordinance regulating nude and seminude dancing. The district court found that state law did not preempt the ordinance and that the ordinance was constitutional. The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court, holding that state law preempts enforcement of the ordinance because the ordinance attempts to regulate nude dancing, and therefore, the ordinance is unenforceable against the establishment. Remanded to the district court with instructions to enter an order enjoining the city from enforcing its ordinance against the establishment.