Anti-Bullying Ordinance

The city of Kansas City, Missouri, looks poised to pass an anti-bullying ordinance. The law prohibits bullying or cyber-bullying of minors, and aims to protect young people off of school grounds, where a large amount of bullying, especially over the internet, takes place. The law would not impose any consequences on violators who are minors… Read more »

Mission: Impassable (without a traffic ticket)

According to an article in yesterday’s Kansas City Star, the small suburb of Mission, Kansas is the area’s leading leveler of fines and tickets for motorist misconduct. The story, “Data show Mission is the KC area’s traffic ticket capital,” explains that it is the only city in the metro to write more tickets per year than… Read more »

Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution Process

There have been allegations of discrimination against minorities by the the Department of Agriculture in regards to applications for farming loans. In response, the government set up the funds Claims Process to make available $1.33 billion or more to farmers who alleged discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture based on the basis of being female,… Read more »

Tips on Obtaining a Visitor Visa to the United States (B-2)

I had an individual ask me today about obtaining a B-2 tourist visa for his sister to visit him in the United States.  I have come up against these visas several times and they can be very tricky, so I thought a blog post about them might be helpful.  Many of these points can also… Read more »

DUI Implications: Consult a DUI Lawyer in Kansas City

Individuals facing their first, or even second or third, charge of driving while intoxicated should rightfully be concerned.  Unfortunately, a DUI has many consequences both legally as well as in everyday life.  These individuals should carefully select a DUI lawyer in Kansas City who is not only knowledgeable in the area of DUI practice, but… Read more »

Charitable Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, a group of organizations, including the 92nd Street Y, is calling on Americans to observe another event, Charitable Giving Tuesday, which is today. Just as Friday is the start of the shopping season, this event bills itself as the start of the giving season, and encourages Americans… Read more »

Defense of Marriage Act Discriminates According to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

You may be interested to read the opinion from Windsor v. United States, handed down on October 8, 2012.  The Court ruled that section three of DOMA, which is subject to intermediate scrutiny, violates equal protection and therefore is unconstitutional.  Section 3 reads: In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation,… Read more »

National Celebrate Pro Bono Week

              This week, October 21-27, is National Celebrate Pro Bono Week. The term “pro bono” is short for the Latin phrase pro bono pubico, meaning for the public good. Attorneys, who have the ability to influence the legal process and effect extraordinary change in people’s lives, have an obligation… Read more »

The Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan

When you go to the polls on November 6, you will notice proposed Amendment 3 to the Missouri Constitution.  Amendment 3 would inject politics into the selection of our Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges.  For that reason, we urge you to seriously consider voting against Amendment 3. Missouri was the first state in… Read more »