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State wants review of Iowa nude dancing case

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The state attorney general's office has asked the Iowa Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision that nude dancing is an art.

In August, a Fremont County judge ruled in favor of a nude dancing club owner charged with violating the state's public indecent exposure law. The judge ruled prosecutors failed to prove that Shotgun Geniez in Hamburg wasn't a theater and thus protected under a law that exempts venues devoted to the arts.

Assistant Attorney General Mary Tabor says the state is seeking review of the judge's interpretation of the statute. She says the district court found that while the club was primarily a strip club, the theater exemption still applied.

Tabor says the state has asked the high court for its interpretation of the statute.

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