Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Bit Player – Civil Rights Movement

The late 1960’s and early 1970’s was a time of turmoil in our country.  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where I was City Attorney from 1969 to 1972, was no exception. The Civil Rights Act of 1966 established a framework for civil … Continue reading

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Westboro Baptist Church – Beginning of the End for Picketing of Funerals?

The ongoing saga of the Westboro Baptist Church and their despicable picketing of veterans’ funerals continues unabated despite the efforts of hundreds of local communities  and about 40 states that have passed laws prohibiting the picketing of funerals. The Eighth … Continue reading

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