Thanh Thuy Vo owns a "CyberCafe" where individuals rent Internet computer time to send and receive e-mail messages, as well as research various topics. Within two years, the number of CyberCafes in Vo's community increased from 3 to 23. The police chief advised the city manager of a major increase in criminal gang activity near these CyberCafes, including a murder. He suggested a new ordinance regulating CyberCafes. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. In response, the city council enacted an ordinance requiring special CyberCafe permits based on "general welfare" criteria, including requirements for a curfew for minors, employee hiring criteria, and security guard requirements. Vo and other CyberCafe owners challenged the city ordinance, requesting an injunction against enforcement. Th...
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