NJ appeals court upholds topless woman's arrest

Artist Phoenix Feeley has to keep her top on, at least while at the Jersey Shore.A New Jersey state appeals court has ruled against Feeley's

SPRING LAKE - Artist Phoenix Feeley has to keep her top on, at least while at the Jersey Shore.

A New Jersey state appeals court has ruled against Feeley's challenge to a Spring Lake public nudity law. She was fined $750 for sunbathing topless at a Spring Lake beach.

Feeley once won a $29,000 judgment from New York City, after she was charged with going topless in the Big Apple. In ruling against Feeley, the New Jersey court said the government has a role in "safeguarding the public's moral sensibilities."

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