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Legal Experts Offer Analysis Of Recent Missouri Cases In December Roundtable

From left, Mark Smith, Bill Freivogel and Nicole Gorovsky joined Monday's talk show.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

It’s been a busy and in some instances bizarre few weeks of legal news on both the regional and federal level — from the prospect of legal jeopardy for public defenders to a case involving a St. Louis-area doctor and his child bride.

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske convened this month’s Legal Roundtable for a closer look at these stories and other recent developments pertaining to the law.

Also in the lineup was the latest news surrounding St. Louis County Police Department Sgt. Keith Wildhaber — who has been tasked with overseeing a new diversity and inclusion unit after winning a $20 million jury verdict for sex discrimination — and a $113 million judgment facing Missouri taxpayers in light of an appellate court ruling about state corrections officers’ back pay.

Joining the discussion were William Freivogel,  journalism professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and lawyer; local attorney Nicole Gorovsky of Gorovsky Law; and Mark Smith, associate vice chancellor and dean for career services at Washington University.

Listen to the conversation:

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill and Lara Hamdan. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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