4th Circuit Reinstates Juvenile Nudist Camp Free-Speech Lawsuit

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RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court yesterday reinstated a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law requiring parental supervision at a summer camp for juvenile nudists.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the American Association for Nude Recreation-Eastern Region could pursue its claim that the law violates its free-speech rights by crimping its ability to spread its social nudism philosophy.

The organization claims it had to cancel a summer camp last summer in southeast Virginia because only 11 of the 35 youths who signed up would have been able to bring a parent as required by the law.

“A regulation that reduces the size of a speaker’s audience can constitute an invasion of a legally protected interest,” Judge William B. Traxler Jr. wrote in the unanimous ruling in White Tail Park v. Stroube.

U.S. District Judge Richard L. Williams ruled last August that the lawsuit was moot because the organizers of the camp at White Tail Park in Ivor surrendered their state permit for the camp after the law took effect on July 1, 2004.

The appeals court affirmed Williams’ ruling that White Tail Park and six parents who wanted to send their children to the camp lacked standing to sue. The parents’ claim was moot because the camp date had passed, the court said, and nothing in the record explained White Tail’s interest in educating juvenile nudist campers.

However, the court said the regional nudist organization, which designed and would have conducted the camp, had a case because it wanted to conduct future juvenile nudist camps in Virginia.

“What we’ve got is our case reinstated, maybe with a little different plaintiff lineup,” said the nudists’ lawyer, Rebecca Glenberg of the American Civil Liberties Union. “We will still be able to make the same constitutional arguments.”

Emily Lucier, spokeswoman for the Virginia attorney general’s office, said: “We are disappointed with the court’s ruling, but we expect to win at trial.”

A summer nudist camp for children ages 11 through 17 was conducted at White Tail Park in 2003. It was the first camp for nude juveniles in Virginia and only the third in the country, according to its sponsors.

Virginia’s General Assembly found out about the camp and passed the legislation requiring a parent, grandparent or legal guardian to accompany each participant, scuttling plans for the 2004 camp at the Ivor park.

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” said the nudists’ lawyer, Rebecca Glenberg of the American Civil Liberties Union. “We will still be able to make the same constitutional arguments.”

Emily Lucier, spokeswoman for the Virginia attorney general’s office, said: “We are disappointed with the court’s ruling, but we expect to win at trial.”

A summer nudist camp for children ages 11 through 17 was conducted at White Tail Park in 2003. It was the first camp for nude juveniles in Virginia and only the third in the country, according to its sponsors.

Virginia’s General Assembly found out about the camp and passed the legislation requiring a parent, grandparent or legal guardian to accompany each participant, scuttling plans for the 2004 camp at the Ivor park.
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This is a good article that illustrates the importance of stopping ‘liberal’ judges from ever being appointed. Here they quibble over technicalities instead slamming a group who preys on 11 year olds.

As usual, the ACLU is complicit. Few know that the ACLU was formed to defend bomb-throwing, assassinating, Red anarchists dedicated to the overthrow of the US govenment.

Cute isn’t it? The legislature doesn’t have the right to require parents there if a child attends a nudist camp but the ACLU attacks the Boy Scouts of America where ever they are.

I repeat what I said before. The ACLU is currently supporting hedonism.

It’s a good thing we now have the internet because it has enabled us to learn of the diabolical actions of the ACLU and others who work to destroy our society.

Witness today the homosexual, Joseph Duncan, who is on the news for murdering many and abusing children. ‘Liberal’ judges and loop-hole unChristian lawyers following the dictats of the ACLU repeatedly let this man loose to prey on innocents.

This needs to stop!

:eek: What???You have to be kidding me:eek: :eek: This is insane!!!:eek: :eek:

Lisa4Catholics…the article says this camp is “only the
third in the country.”

You get one guess which state one of the other two is in :banghead:

NAMBLA and other ACLU types demand the right to sexualize children under their terms only.

Lizzie… I wager if we ever saw the ACLU donor list it would be packed with individuals who run businesses which profit from sexualizing kids–from porno producers to abortionists.

[quote=David_Paul]Lizzie… I wager if we ever saw the ACLU donor list it would be packed with individuals who run businesses which profit from sexualizing kids–from porno producers to abortionists.
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I agree,whatever good they were responsible for a long time ago is irrelavent at this point:mad: They are doing everything they can to propogate evil,in every form.:banghead:

Here is the camp we have in Florida:

Nude summer youth camps alarm lawmaker

Youth camps in the buff are “good old-fashioned naked fun,” a leader of nudists says. A lawmaker from Florida considers them something else.

By JAMES THORNER
St. Petersburg Times
June 19, 2003

LAND O’LAKES - For 10 years, young people ages 11 to 18 have gathered in Pasco and other Florida counties to pitch tents, swat volleyballs and sing around campfires.

Typical summer camp, save one important distinction: They do it naked.

U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, one of Washington’s leading advocates for missing and exploited kids, doesn’t like the idea of a clothes-free camp for teenagers. After reading a story Wednesday in the New York Times, he decided to raise a fuss.

Foley . . . plans to deliver letters today to Gov. Jeb Bush and Attorney General Charlie Crist, singling out Lake Como nudist resort in Land O’Lakes, which hosted a bare-skinned youth camp that ended last week . . .more

Mark Foley is my rep. Good guy. Laissez-faire at heart but because this district has so many retirees he moderates his stance. Which is OK. He is seen as representing everyone and wins reelection with ease.

Every few years, homosexual activists out him as gay. He may be. I heard it when he first ran 10 years ago. But he doesn’t talk about it and nobody cares.

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