Bloomberg Law
March 9, 2020, 1:35 PM

High Court Won’t Consider Bikini Baristas’ Right to Reveal

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider whether a city ordinance in Washington state that forced “bikini baristas” to cover up violated their constitutional rights.

The justices said Monday they won’t take up the question of whether the city of Everett, Wash., could enforce “lewd conduct” and dress code ordinances challenged by baristas who served coffee from stands while scantily clad. This decision will let stand a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision that tossed an injunction against the ordinances and said the baristas weren’t likely to succeed on the merits of their argument.

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