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Legal Roundtable addresses Missouri Senate Bill No. 5, first amendment issues during Mizzou protests

Nov 23, 2015

Bill Freivogel, Esther Seitz, and Mark Smith.
Credit Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio

From the first amendment discussions that came out of the University of Missouri protests, to governors’ attempts to block Syrian refugees, to the challenge of Missouri Senate Bill No. 5, it’s been a busy month for legal questions in the state of Missouri.

On Monday’s Legal Roundtable on “St. Louis on the Air,” host Don Marsh led a panel discussion about the most pressing legal questions of the day. Joining him for this monthly segment: 

  • Esther Seitz, counselor at law at Donald M. Craven, P.C.;
  • Mark Smith, associate vice chancellor and director of the Career Center at Washington University;
  • Bill Freivogel, professor in the school of journalism at Southern Illinois University -  Carbondale

Some of the issues that were discussed:

  • The lawsuit against Missouri Senate Bill No. 5, which limits the percentage of revenue municipalities can collect from fines
  • St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s move to standardize procedures among 57 county police departments
  • First amendment issues in light of Mizzou, Yale and other campus protests across the country
  • U.S. governors’ attempts to block Syrian refugees and states’ rights
  • SCOTUS updates: Roe vs. Wade, police use of force
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce asked for a special prosecutor to look at a fatal police shooting that took place last January

Listen to the discussion here:

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