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Hearing for Dallas ordinance on sexually-oriented businesses

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The Dallas judge heard from adult court operators Friday who said their 1st and 14th amendment rights were being violated through this ordinance.

DALLAS — A North Texas judge denied a motion Friday afternoon to issue a temporary restraining order on the recently passed ordinance restricting business hours for certain Dallas sexually-oriented businesses.

However, the judge said she decided they will have a preliminary injunction hearing by Feb. 10. The city’s enforcement of this new ordinance can’t happen before that process is complete. In the next few weeks, the judge said she wants more details about the Dallas Police Department data provided earlier this week.

Friday’s hearing lasted about 90 minutes. The judge also discussed with those on the call that it is going to take the city and the Dallas…

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