VICTORY: Court of Appeals Rejects Secretary of State’s Unlawful Power Grab

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, a three judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that Secretary of State Jason Kander overstepped his authority by refusing to list Natalie A. Vowell as a candidate to serve the 78th District in the Missouri House of Representatives. The appellate ruling reversed a trial court’s decision […]

Freedom Center Files Latest Brief in Animal Husbandry Appeal

The Freedom Center is happy to announce that the briefing stage of Brooke Gray’s Animal Husbandry Freedom appeal is now complete.  The Western District Court of Appeals is expected to put this case on its docket for oral argument some time next February or March. In our Reply Brief (below) we point out the numerous falsehoods, […]

VICTORY: Trial Judge Acquits Ron Paul Supporter of Bogus Criminal Trespass Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                CONTACT: Dave Roland August 1, 2012                               […]

VICTORY: Freedom Center Uproots Petty Tyranny in Ferguson

Last night the Freedom Center of Missouri struck a blow for property rights, persuading the Board of Adjustment for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, to overturn the city’s determination that residents must get the City’s permission before cultivating gardens in their yards. The Freedom Center was representing Karl Tricamo, a resident who, inspired by the […]

City Officials in Ferguson Attempt to Bulldoze Citizens’ Rights, Gardens

Planting gardens is a practice as old as human civilization. During World War I and World War II it was even considered one’s patriotic duty to plant a “victory garden” in order to reduce food costs. In light of this history, Karl Tricamo never imagined that it would be especially controversial when he decided to […]

The Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision and the State of the Constitution

Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court pulled together four separate challenges to the Affordable Care Act. The challengers were targeting two specific elements of the federal law: (1) its requirement that almost every American must obtain government-approved health insurance coverage, and (2) its requirement that states must either expand the scope of their […]

Rally for Common Sense

The Freedom Center of Missouri would like to invite our friends to attend an exciting event coming up on May 19th – the Rally for Common Sense!  Our director of litigation, Dave Roland, is looking forward to being one of a very diverse array of nationally-promienent speakers, all of whom are passionate about constitutional principles. […]

Lemonade for Liberty!

Warm weather has arrived and summer is around the corner, which means it is once again time for that Great American Pastime – shutting down little kids’ concession stands! (Check out this excellent five-minute film, “Lemonade Stand” by Bill Doherty, Jr.; thanks to Robert Fernandes at for bringing it to our attention.) If you […]

St. Louis County Court WILL Decide If Cities May Ban Kid-Run Concession Stands

We were pleasantly surprised that a St. Louis County judge quickly rejected the City of Hazelwood’s Motion to Dismiss, stating that the court will address the question of whether cities may prohibit kid-run concession stands. The judge’s three-page opinion, which clearly states that a city’s police powers may be broad they are not unlimited, may […]

Freedom Center Testifies on Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments

The Freedom Center’s Director of Litigation, Dave Roland, spent his Valentine’s Day offering insight on two important constitutional amendments that the General Assembly is considering. The first proposal would eliminate one of Missouri’s Blaine Amendments which, as shown in this 8-page written testimony given to the legislators, sometimes require the government to deny religious citizens […]