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The Boonville Daily News profiled John Tinker, a Fayette, Missouri man who, as a high school student in the 1960s, petitioned the courts and instigated a groundbreaking case. In Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, the U.S. Supreme Court famously declared that students and teachers do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom […]

Disability denied? Appeal!

Don’t be surprised if Social Security denies your claim for benefits. Most people’s initial claims are denied. The real question is:  What should you do now? One option is to submit a new disability application. The drawback of this approach, however, is that your new application will be considered by the same state Disability Determination […]