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What does the D. C. Circuit, U. S. Court of Appeals, decision that struck down part of the FCC Rule, “…to compel broadband providers to treat all Internet traffic the same regardless of source…” mean for local government?  At issue … Continue reading

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One of the most difficult and   complex decisions  facing local government officials is determining whether or not a charge is a tax and a fee. The tax/fee question has bedeviled  local government  officials for years leading at times to … Continue reading

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A new ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District sets the stage for the City of Ellisville red light camera ordinance to be reviewed by the Missouri Supreme Court. As noted in an earlier Post  red light cameras … Continue reading

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A Greene County jury, in August of 2013, awarded Jessica Wells – a former nursing student at the Cox School of Nursing (College) who is deaf,  $50,000 for a violation of The Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) after a five-day … Continue reading

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I have described Westboro Baptist Church as the Church that loves to be hated in an earlier Post. I might add, they also love to rile up citizens into egging on state and local government officials to enact laws that … Continue reading

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Introduction:  A lot has happened in the public employment law area in the last year. This Post focuses on a few important cases that have affected public policy. This Post collects in one place  a handful of selected cases that present problems or present … Continue reading

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August 2016 Update In August 2012, my blog post “Challenges to Initiative Petitions Limited” noted the Missouri Supreme Court in Brown v. Carnahan stated that the courts will not intervene in the initiative process “in order to avoid encroachment on the … Continue reading

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There are some 2.5 billion-text messages sent per day in the U. S., which exceeds by about 70% the number of phone calls.  The federal government installed a GPS tracking device installed on a motor vehicle collected some 2,000 pages … Continue reading

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