2011/3/3 Mo Lawyers: “Clayton smoker lights up lawsuit against ban”

The following article, published on the Missouri Lawyers Media website (bottom of their page), includes a photo showing plaintiff, Arthur Gallagher, plus his legal team deliberately violating Clayton’s new smoke-free air law by leaning into Shaw Park and blowing smoke into it for the benefit of the reporter.

It may have been intended as a joke or an act of childish civil disobedience but it could also get Gallagher and his fellow clowns into hot water with the city attorney.

Clayton smoker lights up lawsuit against ban 
Published: March 3, 2011
Missouri Lawyers Media – molawyersmedia.com
On-line at http://molawyersmedia.com/blog/category/our-publications/the-countian-st-louis-county/
By Anna Vitale

Just about six months after Clayton banned smoking in parks, one resident is making the city defend its ordinance in court.
         Plaintiff Arthur Gallagher, front, and civil rights attorney Bevis Schock, center left, smoke Thursday with lawyer Hugh A. Eastwood, center right, and law clerk Russell Anhalt on a Clayton sidewalk by Shaw Park. Gallagher and Eastwood decided after a service at The Church of St. Michael & St. George to file a lawsuit against the city of Clayton challenging its outdoor smoking ban in parks and other areas.
         It’s legal to smoke on the sidewalk, but the four lean into Shaw Park, daring to cross a line to make their point.

Gallagher and his legal team puff cigar smoke into Shaw Park for a reporter

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