Skip to comments.Judge makes critical ruling in Washington Bikini Barista case
Posted on 12/06/2017 6:27:57 PM PST by markomalley
Despite its status as a blue state, a special set of entrepreneurs have figured out how to market one of Washintons iconic products: Coffee.
Perhaps inspired by the Hooters model for chicken wings, scantily clad women serve up delicious caffeinated drinks and a smile. The successful business model, however, was drawing concerns that criminal elements were attracted to bikini baristas.
In August of this year, one Washington city passed new restrictions on how much skin employees at local bikini barista stands can bare.
The ordinance requires that owners of so-called quick service food and beverage businesses ensure employees cover minimum body areas while on duty. That includes the breasts, torso and the top three inches of legs below the buttocks, the ordinance states.
Under the ordinance, the city clerks office will provide picture diagrams to help illustrate the new requirements.
The move comes amid what city officials have called a proliferation of crimes occurring at local bikini barista stands. Previously, Everett officials used the citys lewd-conduct ordinance to regulate conduct at the stands. But the ordinance provided little deterrent to bad behavior, the ordinance states.
A group of plucky baristas then sued the city, alleging violations of their rights to free expression and privacy.
The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, claims the citys new dress code not only violates workers rights to free speech, but discriminates against women since it essentially deprives them of work exclusively for females.
Appropriately enough, Amelia Powell chose the naughty cop costume when she dressed for work Monday at Everetts Hillbilly Hotties bikini barista stand.
Its called criminally sexy,' she laughed.
This week, a federal judge ruled in favor of the bikini baristas and is allowing them to continue to operate as the lawsuit continues through court.
Multiple news outlets report U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman on Monday extended an injunction that prevents the city from enforcing the two laws.
The injunction means the coffee stands can continue to operate while the lawsuit filed by seven baristas and the owner of a chain of coffee stands called Hillbilly Hotties makes its way through court.
Pechman wrote that the ordinances one that attempted to impose a dress code and another that redefined lewd conduct in the city are likely void for vagueness under the Fourteenth Amendment.
Pechman also found the dress code ordinance likely violated First Amendment protections of freedom of expression.
Truly, this is a hot legal development.
And dont forget that coffee is good for your health
the science is settled.
I like the one in Yakima called “Brewlesque”
NOT Guilty but I will say the line is fine when food and beverage is involved. To get a coffee from a scantily one may not be for everyone but ....
You have to pay extra for that.
Hope Anita Hill does not get served there. She has a sharp eye for that stuff.
Wow! A little bit of that will keep you UP all night.
"...you have to pay extra for that!..."
I’m old enough to remember a topless donut shop on 17th street in Ft Lauderdale. Place was busy, did not hear any complaints
I get my coffee from a middle-aged woman in a bath robe and curlers. And I had better smile and say thank you!
I’ve been to a topless donut shop but the guys weren’t very cute
But if you’ve ever been to Lauderdale, it would still beat the old ladies at Lester’s
haven’t had the pleasure. I always wanted to open a breakfast place and get wisecracking waitresses in bathrobes and curlers and with a butt sticking out of their mouths to talk to the customers they way and angry housewife might to a husband. No dessert till you eat your meat. You’re too fat for potatoes.
That’s Lester’s with a New York accent
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Matthew 5:28)
Liberals want to imagine that man does not have a fallen nature, and are opposes to the restrictions it requires, while yet denouncing women being valued for their anatomy, and acting self righteous and vindictive when a man presumes that a women dressing like a prostitute invites (or would not object to) some "tactile communication."
I am not justifying the lusting or anything more, but if a women walks down the street waving $10 bills in her hand and get robbed, she might ask herself what she expected for customers of her advertising business.
The woman in the picture is pretty but if they really wanted to have fun with the city, they should make all their bikini-clad baristas where Helen Thomas and Judge Ginsburg masks.
Now that would either put the place out of business, or quadruple its business with the number of visitors who just want to see those two old broads in bikinis.
In my recent days as a demolition man, I frequently enjoyed purchasing coffee from scantily clad hotties.
Two eye openers for the price of one.
2 ladies in north sacto set up a coffee trailer in a parking lot. Had lines every morning. One day I stopped to see what the fuss was about. Loose fitting low cut tops and no bras. When they leaned out the window to hand you change and your coffee, you could see all the way to Reno.
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