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State wants stripper age case moved to Baton Rouge

2 months 7 hours 47 minutes ago October 07, 2016 Oct 7, 2016 Friday, October 07 2016 October 07, 2016 8:42 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana officials want a new location for a federal lawsuit challenging the state law aimed at making 21 the minimum age for working as a stripper.

The suit was filed in New Orleans, but lawyers for the state's alcohol control commissioner - the defendant in the suit - say it should be moved to Baton Rouge. That's where lawmakers approved the law earlier this year.

The state notes the commissioner is based there and that two of the three dancers challenging the law work there. The motion also says key witnesses are in Baton Rouge.

It's unclear whether the plaintiffs will agree to the move or when U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier (BAHR'-bee-aye) will decide.

Barbier has blocked enforcement of the law pending further proceedings.

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