Legal issues are never far from the headlines and in many cases, they are the headlines.
The Missouri Legislature recently ended its session and passed some bills worth considering from a legal perspective. One bill bars the implementation of Agenda 21, a non-binding United Nations plan which promotes sustainable development. Another would bar Sharia law in Missouri.
Host Don Marsh talked with a panel of legal experts to explain those issues and more.
Legal questions surround the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing who was captured on Friday.
What is the role of the public safety exception as it relates to Miranda rights? Were civil rights violated as a result of the lockdown? Should Tsarnaev be tried as an enemy combatant as some Republican legislators have suggested?
The questions surrounding the surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing were discussed by a panel of legal experts, as part of our monthly legal roundtable discussion.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a legal battle between St. Louis-based Monsanto and a 75-year-old farmer from Indiana named Vernon Hugh Bowman.
While some Supreme Court justices have already tipped their hat signifying Monsanto will likely win the case, the issue revolves around whether Bowman violated Monsanto’s patent rights when he planted soybean seeds from a grain elevator.
Interview with William Freivogel, Mark Smith, and Susan Block
Host Don Marsh talks with a panel of legal experts for our monthly legal roundtable. Among other things, they’ll talk about a Missouri drunk driving case making its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, an upcoming ballot proposal which would change the way judges are selected for the Missouri Supreme Court, and Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder suffering a setback in his attempt to derail President Obama’s health care law.
Susan Block, J.D., attorney at Paul, Camazine and Blumenthal, P.C. and retired St. Louis County Circuit Judge