NJ appeals court upholds topless woman's arrest

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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