Nov 8, 2011    #189
Contact: Laura Byerley
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Mayor Sly James, City Attorney Galen Beaufort and ACLU legal director Doug Bonney debate Kansas City, Mo. curfew

"The Urban Lawyer" journal and UMKC's ACLU chapter host Nov. 9 debate

Kansas City, Mo. - After an August shooting injured three teenagers on Kansas City, Missouri's Country Club Plaza, the Kansas City, Mo. City Council enacted a 9 p.m. summertime curfew in five entertainment districts, including the Plaza. While the City Council voted unanimously in favor of the curfew, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas and Western Missouri has considered legally challenging the ordinance.

To address legal issues surrounding the curfew, "The Urban Lawyer," a national legal journal housed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law, and UMKC's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Western Missouri present "Curfew KC". The panel discussion will feature Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James; City Attorney Galen Beaufort; and ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri legal director Doug Bonney at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the UMKC School of Law Student Lounge, 500 E. 52nd St., Kansas City, Mo.

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