Strip clubs wants case moved to federal level

Attorneys: Cameras would be unconstitutional

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HOUSTON - A Houston strip club wants its case against using surveillance cameras taken to the federal level.

A state judge recently ordered Treasures on Westheimer to install 14 new surveillance camera after a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and the city of Houston claimed Treasures does not take reasonable steps to stop prostitution and illegal drug sales.

Attorneys for the club said they've filed a motion in federal court, claiming the new cameras that would record video of the dancers' interaction with patrons would be unconstitutional.

The club must also perform random employee drug testing and female performers must cover their bottoms.

Men who visit the club will also be required to tuck in their shirts.

All changes must be made within seven days and any violation could lead to closing the club.

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