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Controversy over Rock Island Rail Corridor Trail could derail development

By John Breslin | Mar 9, 2019

INDEPENDENCE – A county and transportation agency's failure to develop a recreational trail along a former railway line under the provisions of a federal law makes it easier for landowners to block its development and file lawsuits under state law, according to one property law expert.

Couple claiming state's firearms rules for foster parents violate their rights may have a point, professor says

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 28, 2019

A Kansas City couple has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the Missouri Department of Social Services' policies regarding the possession of loaded firearms by foster parents violate their constitutional rights.

Law professor sees 'huge factual dispute' in damage suit filed in police shooting

By John Breslin | Oct 29, 2018

Details of a controversial shooting of a St. Louis woman at the home of her brother are likely to be aired when a federal damage suit filed by the woman goes to court.

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