St. Louis Partner Jerry Hunter was noted Aug. 8 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his pro bono efforts on behalf of hair-braiders in Missouri. Until recently, Missouri required hair-braiders undergo expensive cosmetology schooling in order to become licensed, even though the schools don’t teach anything about hair braiding. In 2014, Hunter and a lawyer with the Virginia-based nonprofit Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit in federal court which aimed to declare Missouri’s cosmetology and barber licensing laws unconstitutional because they blocked hair-braiders from the profession of their choice. A new law says that hair-braiders can become registered with the state by paying a $20 fee and watching a video about infection control and diseases of the scalp. But the Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners has refused to make the video, thus stalling hair-braiders from using the new law. Click here to read more.