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Activist settles one suit over protest mural

Eminent domain activist Jim Roos and the city of St. Louis are one step closer to getting a resolution on a question that has been plaguing both parties since 2007. Can Roos legally keep up a three-story mural protesting the use of eminent domain on one of his buildings? On Tuesday, Roos settled one part of his legal battle to preserve the 30-foot-tall mural. The city's Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority apologized to Roos for the actions of its employees in denying him a sign permit. But the letter makes no mention of free speech or Roos' right to protest government action by painting a massive circle-and-slash image overlooking Interstates 44 and 55.

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