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Right of free speech and association trump do not overrule “fair share” obligation to pay union dues

Update – 2016 The United States Supreme Court in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, affirmed the lower court’s decision to not overrule Abood v. Board of Education, which held that the First Amendment did not prevent “agency shop” agreements where … Continue reading

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What constitutes a fair public hearing?

With a coal generating electric power plant comes coal ash, a residue left from the burning of coal. With coal ash comes the need to store the coal ash indefinitely, which is no small or cheap task. Recently a number … Continue reading

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Police Cannot Search Cell Phone Without A Warrant

In Riley v. California, the United States Supreme Court held that  the police can no longer search cell phones without a warrant.  This decision may not have a significant impact in Missouri because Missouri courts already held that you could … Continue reading

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Introduction of “kill switches” on cell phones dramatical reduces theft

A June 19, 2014, New York times Article reported that the introduction of “kill switches” on cell phones has dramatically decreased the theft rate of phones that have “kill switches” technology. According to the Attorney General in New York the … Continue reading

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Prayer at the beginning of Council meeting constitutional

City officials can breathe a little easier since the United States Supreme Court held that a prayer offered at the beginning of a meeting of the town of Greece does not have to be nonsectarian. I say, “breathe a little … Continue reading

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FREE SPEECH AND PROHIBITION OF DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION

Some city ordinances are like rotting wood. They sit there for years, never used until one day you need to deal with a situation like those pesky KKK members who want to distribute pamphlets to persons driving vehicles or someone … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Invalidates Law Prohibiting Violent Video Games For Minors.

You would think the sale and distribution of video games to minors, which depict the killing, maiming, dismembering, or the sexual assault of a human being could be prohibited. Not so, according to the latest United States Supreme Court decision … Continue reading

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