A Chesterfield County psychic who wants to work out of the same office complex as licensed psychologists and other professionals is taking her case to a federal appeals court.
Moore-King, who operates as “Psychic Sophie,” claims county zoning and licensing regulations for fortune tellers violate her constitutional rights to free exercise of religion, speech and equal protection.
Here is another case of zoning laws putting the squeeze on psychic services. The judge called her practices “deceptive” although she prides herself on being “Legitimate-Accurate-Direct-Honest”. Her fee? $100 an hour. Nice. Sophie’s website.
We also see a trend towards characterization of psychic services as “spritual” (read “religious”) and they will argue for freedom of religion. The Marks family did this as well. Spiritualism once was sort of a religion, but more of a movement to communicate with the dead.
UPDATE (27-Feb-2013) She lost the appeal. Central Va. psychic loses appeal to US panel – San Antonio Express-News.