Foxy Lady v. City of Providence - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Foxy Lady v. City of Providence (2018)

Category: Discrimination    Gender Discrimination    Free Speech    

About this Case:
This is “friend of the court” brief filed in the R.I. Supreme Court, arguing that the Providence Board of Licenses’ revocation of the Foxy Lady’s entertainment license, and the failure to issue a stay of the decision pending full judicial review, violate the club’s First Amendment rights.  Our blog post on this ordeal can be found here (The Providence Board of Licenses Comes for the Foxy Lady).

Current Status:
On January 3, 2019, the RI Supreme Court decided to review the case (scheduled for April 2019) and ruled that the Foxy Lady could resume operations in the meantime.

Cooperating Attorney:
Jared Goldstein

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Dec 31, 2018 - ACLU Files Brief in Support of Foxy Lady Keeping Entertainment License Pending Court Review
  • Dec 19, 2018 - Advocacy Groups Condemn Last Week’s Arrest of Sex Workers at Foxy Lady