legal roundtable

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

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

James Cridland via Flickr

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.

James Cridland via Flickr

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.

James Cridland via Flickr

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

James Cridland via Flickr

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.

James Cridland via Flickr

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.

James Cridland via Flickr

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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St. Louis on the Air
2:24 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Legal Roundtable: The Gun Bill And The Veto Session, Connor's Non-Compete, Pujols Libel Case, Etc.

James Cridland via Flickr

During next week's veto session, Missouri legislators will likely attempt to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of the gun bill (H.B. 463), called the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has announced that he agrees with Nixon's override, stating that the bill violates the Supremacy Clause of the constitution. If put into law, the bill would conflict with federal gun laws.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:45 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Legal Roundtable: Missouri's Castle Doctrine, Ronnie White, Koster's Call For Changes To Law, Etc.

(via Flickr/mike matney)

Florida's Stand Your Ground law has been the subject of much debate in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case. Missouri has a similar law on the books called the Castle Doctrine, which gives an individual greater protection under the law when located on his or her property.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:46 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Legal Roundtable: Affirmative Action, School Transfer, Phone Data Collection, Etc.

Scales of Justice
James Cridland via Flickr

The top legal issue in the day’s news was the U.S.

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