From our private database of 28,700+ case briefs...
Coyote Publishing, Inc. v. Miller
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
598 F.3d 592 (2010)
Every U.S. state except Nevada prohibited prostitution. In Nevada, prostitution in designated brothels was only permitted in counties with fewer than 400,000 residents and was thus illegal in the five most populated counties of Nevada. Furthermore, the sexual-services industry was heavily regulated. Pandering and pimping were illegal under all circumstances. The state restricted the place and manner of advertising by legal brothels in two principal ways: first, brothels could not advertise in counties where the sale of sexual services was illegal, and second, in counties where brothels were legal, advertisements were not permitted in any public theater, public street, or public highway. Including the address or information about a brothel on a written publication constituted prima facie evidence of an advertisement. Two newspaper publishers and a legal brothel owner (collectively, Coyote Publishing) (plaintiff) challenged the statute in district court, claiming that the restrictions violated the free-speech guarantee of the United States and Nevada constitutions. The district court found the restrictions targeted more than pure commercial speech and, under strict scrutiny, were unconstitutional. The state (defendant) appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Berzon, J.)
Concurrence (Noonan, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 546,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 546,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 28,700 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.