State v. Carrawell, Search Incident to Arrest: A Refined Standard

Staff member Alex Ledbetter details the Missouri Supreme Court’s recent refinement of the standard for a law enforcement search of a person incident to arrest. Continue Reading →

STATE V. ROBINSON: NON-VIOLENT FELONS ARRESTED PRIOR TO THE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT V CAN BE CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL FIREARM POSSESSION

Mallory Stumpf analyzes the Missouri Supreme Court decision, State v. Robinson, and its’ impact on non-violent felons right to bear arms. Continue Reading →

MISSOURI V. CLAY: THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT’S FAILURE TO PROPERLY RESTRICT NON-VIOLENT FELONS RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

Staff member Steven Levitt proposes an alternative test that the Missouri Supreme Court should use when determining restrictions placed on non-violent felons’ right to bear arms. Continue Reading →

Tolentino v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.: Liability for Illegal Wage Deduction of Joint Employer

Journal staff member Michael Herrmann provides analysis of a recent decision by the Missouri Supreme Court involving both the Missouri Minimum Wage Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Continue Reading →

City of St. Peters v. Roeder: The Validity of Red Light Cameras

Wondering if you have to pay that red light ticket? Staff member Tyler Winn summarizes recent legal developments concerning red light camera enforcement systems and makes an argument that the Missouri legislature should intervene in determining the future of their use. Continue Reading →

John Coomer v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corporation: Baseball Spectators Do Not Assume the Risk of Hotdog Injury

Just in time for the Kansas City Royals’ first appearance in the World Series since winning it all in 1985, staff member Shelby Hewerdine analyzes a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling on spectator injuries and the so-called “Baseball Rule”. Continue Reading →

Lillian Lewellen v. Chad Franklin and National Auto Sales: Missouri Supreme Court Unanimously Finds Mandatory Caps on Punitive Damages in Certain Cases Unconstitutional

Online Editorial Board member Liz Washam discusses a recent Missouri Supreme Court finding that mandatory caps on punitive damages in certain cases are unconstitutional. Continue Reading →