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. [...]
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 [...]
On January 4, 2012, Dave Roland gave this speech (text version may be found below) at the state capitol in Jefferson City, explaining the historical context for Article I, Section 2, of the Missouri Constitution. That provision reads: “All constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; all persons have a [...]
In this presentation, which took place while Dave and Jenifer were still working for the Show-Me Institute, Dave explains the origins and outcomes of occupational licensing laws. As the title of the presentation says, “If You Aren’t Outraged, You Aren’t Paying Enough Attention.”
Jenifer and Dave recently gave a presentation for a Concerned Women for America meeting at which they explained what the Freedom Center is all about. Fortunately, our friend Alex Rife was there to film the presentation so that we can now make it available for anyone who wants to learn more about the constitutional ideals [...]
Federal law currently makes it illegal to engage in “speechmaking” and “public expression of views… which has the effect or propensity to draw a crowd or onlookers” on the grounds of a national memorial without first getting the government’s permission. This regulation recently led to some shockingly physical arrests at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial of [...]
Dave took a break from preparing for next Tuesday’s Missouri Supreme Court argument to talk about the Freedom Center’s work with the Harned brothers in St. Charles. Take a peek inside the making of a podcast!
On April 7, 2011, we held a press conference outside the St. Louis County Courthouse to announce the filing of Mills v. City of Hazelwood. Listen to Dave and our clients explain the importance of this fight for constitutional protections for property rights!
This is the video of Dave’s talk at the Consent of the Governed Rally, held at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on January 5, 2011: