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Price warns of danger from interest groups

‘Don't fool yourselves' about independence of courts, Price says

The Missouri Bar can't be complacent about special interest groups shimmying open the doors of the courthouse with their political agendas in tow, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice William Ray Price Jr. said Thursday.

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Bar’s board OKs minor ad rule changes

It took a protracted debate about how to structure the debate, but eventually The Missouri Bar Board of Governors approved some modest changes in advertising rules. The board rejected several controversial ideas Wednesday. Among the rejected rules were those preventing ads from vilifying opponents or including celebrity endorsements. The board also turned down a rule setting a precise definition of conspicuous disclosure of the mandatory disclaimer and another requiring direct mail solicitations to tell consumers how to contact the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

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Presiding Judges meeting kicks off annual Judicial Conference

The Judicial Conference began Tuesday with an all-day Presiding Judges meeting – where PJs from around the state talked about issues ranging from scientific evidence in courtrooms, videoconferencing, juries, legislation and budgets. The Judicial Conference convenes each year when The ...

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Heller attorney to pay visit

"A who's who" of gun rights leaders and activists will be in St. Louis for the 24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference this weekend at the Airport Renaissance Grand. Among the speakers will be Alan Gura (pictured), of the Washington D.C. law firm Gura & Possessky, who successfully argued District of Columbia v. Heller before the U.S. Supreme Court. The opinion, issued in 2008, held that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm for private use. This was the first time the court addressed an individuals' right to keep and bear arms.

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