Monthly Archives: August 2011


I am blessed with a wealth of beautiful and specular birds in my backyard due to an abundance of trees, bushes, and flowers. Last week while I was practicing my tai chi early in the morning, I saw a beautiful … Continue reading

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Fighting For Your Clients

Lawyers are expected to fight for their clients. That is the mantra drilled into your head starting the first day of law school. The American legal system is an adversarial system based on the premise that lawyers on opposite sides … Continue reading

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Prohibiting The Sale of Alcohol In Family Movie Theaters

A challenge to a Springfield voter approved ordinance that prohibited the sale or consumption of alcohol in a family movie theater started with a bang and ended with a whimper. In 2010 citizens of Springfield decided to take action into their … Continue reading

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Springfield Clean Air Ordinance Challenged in Court

Patty Sue Inc. operates a bar in Springfield.  It is a small neighborhood tavern where liquor by the drink is served and food sales are only incidental. Springfield voters approved a Clean Indoor Air initiative petition, that prohibits indoor smoking … Continue reading

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Is the St. Louis Red Light Camera Ordinance Valid?

Stop the red light cameras was the message delivered by Judge Neill in his opinion holding that the St. Louis red light camera ordinance was invalid on the grounds that there was no state enabling legislation. Judge Neill, after finding for … Continue reading

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