Legal Roundtable: Cupcakes, Jury Duty Scams, Bill To Revise Mo. Criminal Code, Etc.
If you get a call saying you owe a fine for missing jury duty, take care. Scammers posing as officials with the city’s warrants department are targeting St. Louisans with that line.
A long-awaited bill revising Missouri’s criminal code is likely headed for the governor’s desk, but Gov. Nixon has expressed concern that the bill still needs work.
After the health department put a halt to 11-year-old Chloe Stirling’s cupcake sales, the Illinois legislature endeavored to craft a bill that would put her back in business. At what point should governing bodies regulate business?
And with the current line up in the Supreme Court, could the Civil Rights Act be in jeopardy? A recent CNN article raises the question.
In our monthly legal roundtable, host Don Marsh talked with a panel of legal experts to explain these issues and more.
The panelists included:
- Greg Magarian, J.D., Professor, Washington University School of Law
- William Freivogel, J.D., Director, School of Journalism; Associate Professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
- Mark Smith, J.D., Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, The Career Center, Washington University
Other topics included:
- What’s next for Cornealious “Mike” Anderson? Due to clerical error he was never called to serve his 13-year jail sentence.
- The American Bar Association meeting currently underway in St. Louis
- The state-level impact of last year’s strike of DOMA
- The book “Six Amendments” written by retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens
- The U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning overall campaign contribution limits