Considering prior cases where Missouri courts have applied the doctrine of substantial overbreadth, however, State v. Vaughn may represent a significant step towards a more well-defined and consistent approach to the doctrine. Even though Vaughn does not clearly resolve all of the inconsistencies in Missouri's application of the overbreadth doctrine, it represents a necessary and important development in the way the doctrine is applied by Missouri courts.
Keith H. Holland,
Doctrine of Substantial Overbreadth: A Better Prescription for Strong Medicine in Missouri, The ,
79 Mo. L. Rev.
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