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June 05, 2007 01:05PM
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-nudist5jun05,1,2048064.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

Justices strip out antiwar nudist's bid for legal fees
By David G. Savage
Times Staff Writer

June 5, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's first ruling on an Iraq war protest is not likely to be remembered as a landmark in the law. In a 9-0 ruling, the justices rejected a claim for legal fees filed on behalf of a Florida nudist who wanted to form a peace symbol out of naked bodies on a state beach.

Toni Anne Wyner's planned demonstration ran afoul of the state's Bathing Suit Rule, which, as its name suggests, requires beachgoers to cover up. In February 2003, she went to court to challenge this rule as a violation of her 1st Amendment right to free expression. In the past, the Supreme Court has said that nudity and nude dancing can be a form of expressive conduct, though it can be regulated......

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