Nite Moves Asks Supreme Court to Rule on Constitutionality of Taxing Pole Dances in New York

When I think of “Night Moves” I think of a Bob Seger song. That’s not what this post is about. It seems that the upstate New York adult entertainment facility named Nite Moves isn’t happy with a New York state sales tax on pole dancers. The essential question: Is a tax on just certain kind of music or entertainment legal?

New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, held in a 4-3 decision that a sales tax on pole dancing is just fine. The owner of Nite Moves, Stephen Dick, has filed a writ of certiorari with the US Supreme Court asking the Court to overturn the tax. The question of whether pole dancing is a form of art or something that doesn’t promote culture (and so can be taxed) might be argued next Spring in Washington.

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