Attorney General Jeff Landry asks judge to allow him to intervene in stripper age limit lawsuit

Attorney General Jeff Landry asks judge to allow him to intervene in stripper age limit lawsuit

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A legal challenge over a stripper's age caught the eye of Louisiana's attorney general.

AG Jeff Landry has asked a federal judge to allow him to intervene in the lawsuit against the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

ATC is the agency set to enforce the Louisiana law that said a stripper has to be 21 years old.

Another judge has already put the law on hold after dancers said it greatly affects their ability to earn a living.

"As the State's chief legal officer, the Attorney General often defends the constitutionality of statutes passed by our duly elected Legislature. In this particular instance, General Landry is intervening to defend a measure passed 96-0 in the House and 33-0 in the Senate," said Ruth Wisher with the AG's office.

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