The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Everett bikini baristas who argue that a city dress code ordinance violates their First Amendment rights.
The rejection delivered in March ends a temporary injunction placed by a U.S. District Court judge that blocked enforcement of the code. However, it is unlikely the baristas will be forced to button up anytime soon.
While enforcement could begin immediately, deputy city attorney Ramsey Ramerman said with COVID-19 stretching resources, the ordinance “… is a lower priority issue than other issues we’ve been dealing with.”
Additionally, the city informally agreed to provide the baristas with 30 days’ notice before enforcing the ordinance.