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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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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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Schedule of events

Tuesday, Sept.  22 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Judicial Conference: Presiding Judges Meeting Ballpark 2 Noon – 1 p.m. Judicial Conference: Presiding Judges Luncheon Ballpark 3 Wednesday, Sept. 23 All Day: Registration 1st Floor Registration Desk 8 a.m. – noon ...

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