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  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    45 Local Law Professors, Lawyers, Advocates Sign Pledge to Aid Ferguson

    At a time when many are asking what the long-term solutions are to the social and criminal-justice issues being raised by the killing of Michael Brown, a coalition of legal experts and advocates have stepped forward pledging their services. In a letter drafted and signed by 45 individuals from loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Judge Says St. Louis County Courts Must Allow Press, Public Into Courtroom

    The Missouri Constitution says that courts must be open to the public. But in several St. Louis County municipal courthouses, that's not always the case. Now, after attorneys who work in the county expressed their concerns, a top county judge has ordered the courts to open up. "There are still a su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    George Allen Expected To Be Released Wednesday Morning

    George Allen has been locked up for about three decades for the brutal rape and murder of court reporter Mary Bell in 1982. But a campaign to prove his innocence has convinced Cole County Judge Daniel Green that he didn't get a fair trial, and tomorrow -- barring a procedural move from the Missouri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    A Heated Deposition Turns the South Butt Case Into One Giant "Clusterf@#k"

    ​Remember how The South Butt LLC -- a Mizzou freshman's apparel company that's getting sued by The North Face for trademark infringement - has that motto, "Never Stop Relaxing!"? Well, on Friday, the student's father, Jim Winkelmann Sr., stopped relaxing. Eighteen minutes into a deposition held by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Scratch that Story on Mayoral Candidate and Contract with Red-Light Camera Vendor

    Earlier this week I posted a tidbit taken from the St. Louis American's Political Eye column. The Political Eye reported how dark horse mayoral candidate Denise Watson-Wesley Coleman entered a lucrative, $160,000 contract back in 2006 to do debt collection work for the city's red-light camera vendor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    City Turns Over Unpaid Red-Light Tickets To Collection Agency A follow-up to this story can be found here. The City of St. Louis has yet to issue warrants against those who refuse to pay tickets generated from red-light cameras, but it has turned their names over to a collection agency. Last month scofflaws who haven't paid the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    President of St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners To Step Down

    Chris Goodson, president of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, announced today that he will step down from his post at the end of February. Goodson was appointed to the board by former Gov. Matt Blunt in February 2005. He has been serving on an expired term since January 31. In a statement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Dan Horkheimer: "He Loved the Community"

    Dan Horkheimer liked the exhibit tabs on his legal documents spaced exactly one inch apart. He could speak German and Mandarin Chinese and was learning Spanish and Bosnian. He helped drive a neighbor boy to school. He lived with his wife in the north-side neighborhood of St. Louis Place. That's ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Members of the Firm

    Law-firm employee apparently didn't see enough dicks at the office

  • News

    October 30, 2002

    Teflon Tiller

    As the circle closes around him, John Tiller scrambles

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    Serial Tiller

    When it comes to ripping people off, John Tiller and the Civil Rights Legal Defense Team just keep going and going

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    No Way Out

    When Wendy Huddleston fell $1,370 behind in child-support payments, she was jailed indefinitely. She needed money or a lawyer -- and she had neither.

  • News

    September 15, 1999


    St. Louis will play host to former Sen. John Danforth's investigation of the Branch Davidian siege