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Nicole Gorovsky

From left, Mark Smith, Bill Freivogel and Nicole Gorovsky joined Monday's talk show.
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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.

The Legal Roundtable for March included (from left) Nicole Gorovsky, Lisa Van Amburg and Bill Freivogel.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis on the Air’s monthly Legal Roundtable got underway Wednesday as host Don Marsh delved into a variety of recent local and national stories pertaining to the law.

The discussion touched on regional matters including pretrial detention at the city’s medium-security Workhouse, the latest news surrounding the Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office and the police department, and the proposed Missouri legislation that would change Title IX procedures at colleges and universities in the state, among other topics.

UMSL’s Title IX coordinator and chief equity officer, Dana Beteet Daniels (at left), and local attorney Nicole Gorovsky, an advocate for victims of sexual abuse, participated in Wednesday’s discussion.
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While the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX statute has been around since 1972, there’s renewed societal focus on issues related to sexual assault and discrimination – and evolving guidance at the federal level when it comes to addressing them.

“Colleges are kind of on edge right now with respect to these issues,” Chronicle of Higher Education senior reporter Sarah Brown said on Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air.