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Law Enforcement
2:08 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Annual Ceremony Honors Fallen Officers

Officials, members of law enforcement and families gather in the Missouri State Capitol rotunda to honor officers who have died in the line of duty on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

Officials, members of law enforcement and families gathered in the Missouri State Capitol rotunda on Saturday to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.

During the event, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Parsons was added to the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.   Parsons had worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department for just two months after graduating from the Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy before he was killed in the line of duty in December of last year.  

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Supreme Court decision on copyright may not injure
11:00 pm
Sun January 22, 2012

Supreme Court decision on copyright may not injure major opera companies, symphonies

Established opera companies and symphonies should not be hurt seriously by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week upholding a law that moved the work of composers such as Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich from the public domain to copyright protection.

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Timothy O'Leary

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Supreme Court decision on copyright may not injure
11:00 pm
Sun January 22, 2012

Supreme Court decision on copyright may not injure major opera companies, symphonies

Established opera companies and symphonies should not be hurt seriously by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week upholding a law that moved the work of composers such as Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich from the public domain to copyright protection.

Provided

Timothy O'Leary

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Analysis: Crime in St. Louis has been worse
11:00 pm
Tue June 10, 2008

Analysis: Crime in St. Louis has been worse

Recent reports of an increase in crime in St. Louis bring back memories of a time, not so long ago, when crime rates were at an all-time high. Historical perspective may be cold comfort to today's crime victims, but it helps to know that crime rates do not always rise; they also fall, sometimes dramatically.

Knowing why crime declined in the past can help us to figure out why it is increasing now and how to avoid a return to a far worse period in recent history.

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Retaliation at Illinois Cracker Barrel was discrim
11:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2008

Retaliation at Illinois Cracker Barrel was discrimination, court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court broadened the legal protection of workers who face retaliation for complaining about discrimination at work. The court ruled that workers who complained about race and age discrimination were protected from reprisals, just as are those who complain about sex discrimination have been protected since a 2005 decision.

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Cracker Barrel Retaliation is Discrimination
11:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2008

Cracker Barrel Retaliation is Discrimination

What do you think?

- Is retaliation for complaining about discrimination the same as discrimination?

- Should the Supreme Court say that retaliation is covered by the law if the text of the statute doesn't say so explicitly?

- What about the male coach of the girls' softball team who suffered reprisals after complaining the girls didn't get the same resources as the boys' baseball team? 

Hard Questions
11:00 pm
Sun May 18, 2008

Hard Questions

More on the state of film criticism from the always-insightful Filmbrain.

Death penalty: Moratorium is still needed
11:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2008

Death penalty: Moratorium is still needed

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling rejecting the argument that lethal
injection is inhumane allowed some states to resume executions, but it
only addresses a small sliver of the controversy. Justice Stevens went
on record stating that the practice of capital punishment might very
well be unconstitutional.

 

about the author

Kira Hudson Banks, PhD, grew
up in Edwardsville and is assistant professor of psychology at Illinois
Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.

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