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Harris–Stowe State University Gets Hit With Five Million Dollar Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Harris–Stowe State University (Harris–Stowe), located in the City of St. Louis, recently lost an employment discrimination case based on reverse discrimination (black on white) where the jury awarded over $5 million dollars  in compensatory damages,   punitive damages and attorney … Continue reading

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The United States Supreme Court Clarifies Law Of Regulatory Takings

If your community is involved in a regulatory taking claim it is imperative that you understand the opinion in Murr v. Wisconsin. This opinion  by the United States Supreme Court  is powerful, making it the definitive source for understanding regulatory takings … Continue reading

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Internet Is Ultimate Free Speech Forum

The Internet is the “modern day town square” in which each of us can “become a town crier with a voice that resonates further than it could from any soapbox.” “While in the past there may have been difficulty in … Continue reading

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Missouri Constitution Does Not Prohibit A Religious Institution From Participating In Program that Provided Playground Safety Materials From Recycled Tires

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… These, simple, concise and powerful words – fifteen in number – cemented in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution the separation … Continue reading

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No Search Warrant Required To Search Cell Phone If There Are Exigent Circumstances

Law tracks technology. A recent case, involving the Vermont State Police allowed the police to track a person suspected of murdering someone, without obtaining a search warrant, based upon exigent circumstances by pinging the suspect’s cell phone. In the Vermont … Continue reading

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Drug Testing For All Students Violates Constitution

It now seems that the efforts of Linn State, to establish a mandatory, suspicionless drug-testing program for all students has come to an end (assuming that the United States Supreme Court will not take this case).  A recent en banc … Continue reading

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Sanctuary Cities/Counties and Trump’s Executive Order

UPDATE ON SANCTUARY CITY LITIGATION – MARCH 31, 2017 On March 31, 2017 Lisa Sorbonne,  Executive Director of the State & Local Legal Center updated local governments on lawsuits involving  Sanctuary Jurisdictions Executive Order. “There are two possible outcomes of the lawsuits, … Continue reading

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