CINCINNATI – UPI – A U.S. District Court judge is expected to rule this week on a suit seeking an injunction to permit a singing group to perform here March 30.
Following a three day hearing, Judge Timothy S. Hogan said he would take under advisement a suit filed by attorneys for “The Doors”, a folk rock group, said their promoters. Hogan said he would make a decision early this week.
THE GROUP WAS SCHEDULED to perform in concert at Music Hall, but its performance was cancelled by the Music Hall Association following reports of an appearance by the group in Miami March 1.
The leader of the group, Jim Morrison, faces six charges in Miami including inciting to riot and indecent exposure as a result of the show performed before some 10,000 persons.
Local attorney, Allen Brown who filed the suit, claimed his clients were deprived of their rights of freedom of expression and their civil rights through prior censorship.
THE DEFENDANTS IN THE ACTION are Mayor Eugene P. Ruehlmann, Safety Direction Henry Sandman and the three members of the Music Hall Association, John Warrington, Peter Outcalt and Rodger Pellens.
The suit asks $1,020,000 in damages from the five defendants on behalf of promoters, Belkin Productions of Cleveland and Squack Productions of Cincinnati.