Monday, March 12, 2007

Life imitating Art - Part II

I guess it's true that history has a way of repeating itself. After our post on an Arizona ordinance against dancing, Steve from the SW Virginia Law Blog pointed us to his post from November, 2003 in which he quoted as follows: "Judge Williams wrote: 'It has been said that life imitates art. In a scene more than slightly reminiscent of the 1984 Academy Award-nominated movie Footloose, in which a small town outlaws dancing, the Town of Pound, Virginia, enacted Chapter 22 of the Town of Pound Ordinance, §§ 127-138, . . . prohibiting the allowance of dancing in any place open to the general public without first obtaining a permit for the operation of such a place.' Elam v. Bolling, 53 F. Supp. 2d 854, 855-56 (W.D. Va. 1999)."