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County seeks dismissal of Burning Man lawsuit

RENO (AP) — Pershing County officials are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Burning Man organizers who say a new county festival ordinance is unconstitutional and could put the annual counter-culture event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert out of business.Leaders of Black Rock City LLC say the new $1.50-per-head fee to cover law enforcement costs at events with 1,000 or more people would force Burning Man to pay the county $600,000 or more — up from $175,000 in 2010.They said in a lawsuit filed in district court in Lovelock on Aug. 16 the ordinance violates their First …

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