legal roundtable

St. Louis on the Air
3:43 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Can Francis Howell Say No To Normandy Transfer Students? Attorneys Discuss This Issue And Others

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The Francis Howell School District announced Friday that it will no longer accept student transfers from Normandy. State law requires schools to accept student transfers from unaccredited schools in the same or an adjacent county, but come July 1, Normandy will have no accreditation status.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

What Are The Legal Issues With Lyft, Missouri Executions And Francine Katz?

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Wednesday marked the fourth day of the Lyft hearing in downtown St. Louis. The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC) sees the ride-sharing app as a taxi service, and wants Lyft to comply with existing regulations. But Lyft says it is a “friend with a car,” not a taxi. Who has the stronger legal argument?

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St. Louis on the Air
3:56 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Legal Roundtable: Cupcakes, Jury Duty Scams, Bill To Revise Mo. Criminal Code, Etc.

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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.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:58 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Legal Roundtable: Schlafly Family Trademark Dispute, Illinois Eavesdropping Law, Etc.

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Much is made these days of creating a personal brand. But what happens when a family name has multiple associations? Saint Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly beer, would like to trademark the Schlafly name. Political activist Phyllis Schlafly objects, saying the Schlafly name stands for conservative values. Who has the stronger legal case?

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St. Louis on the Air
3:41 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Legal Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage, Red-Light Cameras, Voter IDs, Etc.

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Missouri’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman is being challenged by a suit filed last week in Kansas City. Eight same-sex couples living in Missouri are seeking the state’s recognition of their out-of-state marriages.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:20 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Legal Roundtable: Death Penalty, Right To Work, Navigator Licensing, Etc.

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The law continues to play a central role in the controversy over Missouri’s execution methods. On Friday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state is not required to reveal the name of the pharmacy supplying it with execution drugs.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:58 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Legal Roundtable: Intersections Of Religion, Law And Health Care

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Do corporations have the same religious rights as individuals? If so, what size of corporation can be considered and what sort of sincerity threshold should they meet? And what about the potential conflict with an individual's right to health care?

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St. Louis on the Air
3:40 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Legal Roundtable: The Death Penalty, The Loop Trolley, Red-Light Cameras, Etc.

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The state of Missouri carried out its first execution in nearly three years last week, after a delay caused by the need to develop new execution protocols.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:37 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Legal Roundtable: Drones, Cyberbullying, Maryville Rape Case, Etc.

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If all goes according to plan, a surveillance drone could be policing the skies of St. Louis by this time next year. According to SLMPD Chief Sam Dotson, the drone would be used in public spaces, and would enable the police to avoid dangerous high-speed chases. But what are the legal parameters? And what is considered public?

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St. Louis on the Air
1:35 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Legal Roundtable Broadcast From SLU Law School's New Home

View from the audience during the live broadcast of St. Louis on the Air, Thursday September 26, 2013 from the courtroom of SLU School of Law
Rich Herberts / St. Louis Public Radio

Every month, St. Louis on the Air holds a legal roundtable in which we discuss local, regional and national issues pertaining to the law.  This month, we took the show on the road to Saint Louis University's new downtown School of Law building.

Host Don Marsh and the panel of legal experts took questions from a live audience in the 12th floor court room. And with the new U.S. Supreme Court session scheduled to begin October 7th, there was a lot to talk about.

The panelists were:

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