Private investigator takes case to state's highest court, attacks vexing Missouri law

Monday, December 12, 2011 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:59 a.m. CST, Monday, December 12, 2011

COLUMBIA — The chain of events that led to Ricky Gurley being seated quietly in the back row at a hearing of the Supreme Court of Missouri on Nov. 9 as his lawyer presented a First Amendment case in front of seven judges has caused the Columbia private investigator some grief.