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Civil Rights: First Amendment-FLSA-Retaliation

Where appellant, a former canine officer, argued that a state prosecutor retaliated against him for seeking unpaid overtime compensation, there was no meaningful argument on his First Amendment claim, so the claim is waived, and the district court did not ...

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Civil Rights: First Amendment-Unlawful Retaliation-State Claims

Where a fired police officer brought civil rights claims against the city and police chief alleging unlawful retaliation for exercise of his First Amendment rights, the district court properly granted the motion dismissing the First Amendment retaliation claim because the ...

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How group led to ‘free speech booth’ at St. Louis airport

Tucked near a rarely used escalator in Terminal 1 at St. Louis Lambert International Airport is a blue sign that hangs over a nondescript stand announcing in all caps the spot’s purpose: FREE SPEECH BOOTH. Underneath the sign on a ...

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How group led to ‘free speech booth’ at St. Louis airport

Tucked near a rarely used escalator in Terminal 1 at St. Louis Lambert International Airport is a blue sign that hangs over a nondescript stand announcing in all caps the spot’s purpose: FREE SPEECH BOOTH. Underneath the sign on a ...

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Elections: Election Donations-Blackout Period-First Amendment

Where appellant, who wished to donate to candidates running for state office in Arkansas, claimed that a blackout period prohibiting donations until two years before election day violated her First Amendment rights, the appellant demonstrated standing to bring the action, ...

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Criminal Law: Possession of Child Obscenity-Unconstitutionally Overbroad and Vague-First Amendment

Defendant was convicted of possession of child obscenity after police discovered in defendant’s home drawings appearing to depict minors engaging in sexual acts with adults who appeared to be their parents. On appeal, defendant challenged his conviction, arguing that the ...

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Constitutional Law: First Amendment-Lobbyist Registration Law-Uncompensated Individual

Where an appellant, who frequently contacts Missouri legislators to discuss political issues, often in connection with his work with a nonprofit corporation, challenged a law requiring him to register as a legislative lobbyist, the state failed to show that applying ...

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Constitutional Law: First Amendment-Bar Dues-Use of Compulsory Dues

Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, alleging the North Dakota bar’s use of his compulsory bar dues to oppose a state ballot measure he supported violated his First Amendment rights. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. American Federation ...

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Civil Rights: Sexual Orientation Discrimination-First Amendment-Same-Sex Wedding Videos

Where the owners of a video-production business, who sought to produce wedding video but only of opposite-sex couples in accordance with their religious beliefs, sued Minnesota seeking injunctive relief preventing the state from enforcing anti-discrimination provisions of the Minnesota Human ...

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Appeals court revives wedding-video case

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Minnesota couple’s lawsuit challenging portions of the state’s human rights act which they say would require them to produce wedding videos for same-sex couples, in violation of their free-speech rights. Missouri doesn’t have ...

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