October 23, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Texas businessman has filed a federal lawsuit
claiming a rural Nevada county violated his civil rights when they denied his application for a license to operate a brothel.
In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, Bruce Kahn, of Dallas, argues that Nye County's residency requirement violates the due process clause of the Constitution.
Nye County requires that a license application must include evidence that the applicant has lived in Nevada for at least six months.
Kahn's attorney, Clyde DeWitt, said his client told Nye County officials he would move to Las Vegas after he obtained his license to operate the Chicken Ranch brothel in Pahrump.
Kahn's company, TCR Holdings, attempted to buy the brothel 65 miles from Las Vegas in 2007.
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