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Legal Roundtable Tackles Dicamba Verdict, Public Defender Workloads, Pot Pardons, More

Bill Freivogel, Susan McGraugh and Nicole Gorovsky provided legal analysis on a variety of topics. / 2/28/20
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske convened this month’s Legal Roundtable panelists to take a closer look at local and regional issues pertaining to the law.

Discussion topics included a federal judge’s refusal to approve a deal reducing Missouri public defender workloads, a Kansas City initiative to clear marijuana convictions more easily, and the huge verdict regarding Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup.

The lawyers also discussed a proposal to limit punitive damages in Missouri, possible changes to the criminal justice system involving juveniles, and the FCC's ruling against offensive shock jock Bob Romanik.

Joining the discussion were three lawyers:

  • Bill Freivogel, professor for the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Nicole Gorovsky, local attorney and owner of Gorovsky Law, LLC
  • Susan McGraugh, professor, director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at St. Louis University School of Law

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, Lara Hamdan and Joshua Phelps. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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