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Clayton smoker lights up lawsuit against ban

Just about six months after Clayton banned smoking in parks, one resident is making the city defend its ordinance in court.

Plaintiff Arthur Gallagher, front, and civil rights attorney Bevis Schock, center left, smoke Thursday with lawyer Hugh A. Eastwood, center right, and law clerk Russell Anhalt on a Clayton sidewalk by Shaw Park. Gallagher and Eastwood decided after a service at The Church of St. Michael & St. George to file a lawsuit against the city of Clayton challenging its outdoor smoking ban in parks and other areas. It’s legal to smoke on the sidewalk, but the four lean into Shaw Park, daring to cross a line to make their point.

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Why might smokers cross the bridge?

To get to restaurants and bowling alleys that allow smoking

Will St. Charles County join Dirt Cheap in becoming a refuge for the persecuted smoker? With the passage of legislation banning smoking from most public places in St. Louis city and county, the answer could be yes, and that could have a positive impact on some businesses on this side of the river. However, businesses interviewed for this story weren't too sure it would have any impact at all.

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Court upholds KC’s smoking ban

Kansas City's ban on smoking in public places doesn't violate state statute, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled today. The smoking ordinance, enacted last year, bans smoking in most public places, including bars, restaurants, theaters, bowling alleys and other establishments in Kansas City. An employee at JC's Sports Bar was fined under the ordinance for allowing patrons to smoke inside the establishment. The decision affirms a ruling earlier this year by Jackson County Associate Circuit Judge Richard Standridge, who upheld the municipal charge.

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Western District considers KC’s smoking ordinance

A cigarette butt sits outside the front doors of the Court of Appeals building as Lowell Gard and Megan Pfannenstiel, both of the Kansas City Prosecutor's Office, exit on Thursday. Kansas City's ban on smoking in public places violates state statute, an attorney fighting the ordinance told the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Thursday. The smoking ordinance, enacted last year, bans smoking in most public places, including bars, restaurants, theaters, bowling alleys and other establishments in Kansas City.

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