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Senators Raise the Question of Judicial Experience, but Answers Vary
May 13, 2010

Joel Goldstein was interviewed by Congressional Quarterly Today about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's lack of judicial experience.

If Confirmed, Kagan Would Give Women on Court 'Critical Mass'
May 11, 2010

Roger Goldman and Joel Goldstein were interviewed by The Beacon about the “critical mass” of women on the U.S. Supreme Court if nominee Elena Kagan is confirmed.

Elena Kagan Selected for Supreme Court
May 11, 2010

Roger Goldman spoke to Missouri Lawyers Weekly about President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court.

Chunks out of the Wall Separating Church and State
April 30, 2010

Professor Chad Flanders spoke to The Beacon about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on the constitutionality of a Latin cross erected on once public land in the Mojave Desert.

Arizona’s Immigration Law
April 26, 2010

John Ammann was interviewed on KTRS-AM about Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration measure.

Muskie’s View of Earth Day
April 22, 2010

Joel Goldstein’s article in The Beacon on environmentalist Edmund S. Muskie highlights Muskie’s views that citizens should use the political and legal system to press for environmental changes.

Taking the 10th
April 19, 2010

Professor Alan Howard spoke to Missouri Lawyers Weekly about the effect and interpretation of the 10th Amendment.

A Distinguished Race
April 14, 2010

Professor Eric Miller was interviewed by BBC World radio about the history of race in America.

St. Louis Beacon
April 9, 2010

Professor Joel Goldstein was quoted in The St. Louis Beacon on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Testing Drug Courts
April 4, 2010

Eric Miller was interviewed by Missouri Lawyers Weekly about the validity of drug courts.

Inside Counsel
April 1, 2010

Marcia L. McCormick was interviewed for the April edition of Inside Counsel about guidelines for avoiding gender stereotyping claims.

St. Louis Beacon
March 23, 2010

Professors Joel K. Goldstein and Roger L. Goldman were quoted in the St. Louis Beaconabout the constitutionality of the new health care reform law.

West Virginia Public Radio
March 19, 2010

Professor Sidney D. Watson was featured on West Virginia Public Radio regarding a lecture she gave on the lack of health care access in rural areas.

American Medical News
March 8, 2010

The American Medical News spoke to Professor Thomas L. Greaney about highly concentrated insurance markets.

Missouri Lawyers Media
March 7, 2010

Professor Roger L. Goldman, a nationally-known police licensing expert, was called upon by Missouri Lawyers Media to discuss St. Louis County's recent targeting of unlicensed police officers.

Columbia Missourian
March 5, 2010

In a story for the Columbia Missourian, Professor Eric J. Miller was interviewed about the legal ramifications of a hate crime that recently occurred in Columbia, MO.

V.P. Has Close Proximity to President
February 28, 2010

Professor Joel K. Goldstein was quoted in about how U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden's office is located (literally) around the corner from the Oval Office.

Health Care Reform Summit
February 26, 2010

Professor Sidney Watson was interviewed by the St. Louis Beacon for an article about the recent health care summit in Washington, D.C.

Scholars Urge Passage of Health Care Reform
February 26, 2010

Professor Thomas L. Greaney, along with other members of academia, signed a letter to Congressional leaders urging the passage of health care reform, which was subsequently published by the New York Times.

The Biden-Cheney Comparisons Continue
February 24, 2010

Professor Joel Goldstein was interviewed by about how Vice President Joe Biden has been very open with disclosing personal records with federal agencies, unlike his predecessor Dick Cheney.

Biden vs. Cheney
February 18, 2010

Professor Joel Goldstein was interviewed by WDEL-1150 A.M. (Delaware) about Joe Biden and Dick Cheney's "virtual debate" during recent appearances by both on the Sunday morning political talk show circuit.

Judges Should Not Be Elected
February 16, 2010

A proposed constitutional amendment threatens to replace the "Missouri Plan," the process by which judges are nominated and appointed by the governor, in favor of requiring all judges to be voted into office. Professors Chad Flanders and Matthew Hall penned an editorial for the St. Louis Beacon in which they defend keeping the Missouri Plan intact.

Not All Prisoner Lawsuits Are Frivolous
February 15, 2010

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published an article that examined recent litigation brought forward by prisoners. Professor Lynn Branham, a noted expert in the area of inmate litigation, explained that a lot of the lawsuits filed by inmates revolve around Constitutional rights being violated.

Health Care Policy Advocates Unite
February 5, 2010

Professor Thomas L. Greaney was cited in the Huffington Post for a letter he and other health law policy professionals sent to Congress and President Obama encouraging health care reform.

Obama Must Reclaim His Presidency
January 27, 2010

Professor Joel K. Goldstein wrote an editorial for the St. Louis Beacon about how President Barack Obama can use his State of the Union address to redefine his presidency.

U.S. Inspector General Gives a Nod to Prof. Goldner
January 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Inspector General, Dan Levinson, recently referenced Professor Jesse A. Goldner’s article, Regulating Conflicts of Interest in Research: The Paper Tiger Needs Real Teeth." The Inspector General was speaking at the AHLA Academic Medical Centers Conference in Washington, D.C. on the subject of conflicts of interest. It was also noted that Levinson brought a copy of the Saint Louis University Law Journal and showed it to members of the audience while he spoke about Goldner’s article.

The Eagleton Experience
January 25, 2010

Professor Joel K. Goldstein was quoted in Congressional Quarterly Weekly regarding Minnesota Gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton. Although Dayton has publicly admitted that he suffers from depression, Goldstein was quick to point out that the example of Sen. Thomas Eagleton showed, “that notwithstanding depression somebody could be an exemplary public servant.”

Profane Words Win Harassment Case
January 22, 2010

In an interview for, Professor Marcia L. McCormick provided insight into a recent 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that favors plaintiffs in sexual harassment cases. McCormick remarked that this ruling was groundbreaking because it stressed that words can be enough to win a sexual harassment case. McCormick was also interviewed on News Talk 1010 (Toronto Talk Radio) and the John Tory Show (Toronto Talk 820) to discuss other sexual harassment lawsuits.

Professor Rollins Recognized By AALS
January 21, 2010

Professor Christine E. Rollins was cited by the EvidenceProf Blog (a member of the Association for American Law Schools) for a poster she created to help law students determine their best learning style.

Big Businesses Have Right to Free Speech
January 21, 2010

Professor Alan J. Howard, an expert on the First Amendment, was interviewed by Missouri Lawyers Weekly about the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn a 20-year-old ruling on campaign contributions by corporations. The new ruling allows corporations to have political speech rights just as individuals do. Professor Howard explained, “The court now is prepared to protect the right of all speakers regardless of their identity, including for-profit corporations.” Howard further commented that that does not mean contributions cannot be limited. In fact, the court has maintained that it is proper to prevent corruption by restricting direct payments to candidates.