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Measuring the Impact of Plea Deals
March 3, 2010

In an article for the Suburban Journals, Professor Marcia McCormick discusses the impact of plea bargains in court cases.

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.

Race Relations in America
February 24, 2010

Patricia Harrison penned an editorial for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the reaction of her law students when they visited an exhibit on Race Relations in America.

Haig's Important Legacy
February 24, 2010

In an editorial for the Kansas-City Star, Professor Joel K. Goldstein discussed Alexander Haig's service to America.

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.

President's Day
February 15, 2010

Professor Joel K. Goldstein was interviewed about the significance of President's Day by the Globe Democrat.

The DOJ Wants Your Cell Records
February 15, 2010

Professor Roger Goldman was interviewed by KMOX-FM 1120 regarding the Justice Department's request to retrieve cell phone location information from people without showing probable cause of a crime.

New Police Practices Evoke 1st Amendment Concerns
February 5, 2010

Professor Alan Howard was quoted by the Belleville News-Democrat about the Belleville police department's recent practice of posting warning signs outside of homes that are deemed drug houses.

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.

Congress Goes After the EPA
February 3, 2010

Professor Douglas R. Williams provided feedback for regarding a proposed energy bill in Congress that hopes to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Douglas explained that "the bill would effectively overrule the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA."

Illinois Law Upsets Parents
January 28, 2010

Professor Marcia L. McCormick was interviewed by KMOV-TV to explain how Illinois state laws could allow a Granite City education administrator to keep his tenure, despite being accused of inappropriate behavior with a former student.

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.”

To Whom Does the Internet Belong?
January 24, 2010

The Federal Communications Commission is in the process of collecting public comments on ways to protect and improve the Internet, otherwise referred to as Net neutrality. While many squabble over the exact definition of Net neutrality, the general belief is that the Internet is owned equally by everyone. In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Professor Yvette J. Liebesman discussed how more and more groups of people are in favor of the FCC providing a set of Net neutrality regulations.

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.

SCOTUS Decision Ignites Fierce Debate
January 21, 2010

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that "Government may not suppress political speech on the basis of the speaker's corporate identity” with regards to campaign contributions, Professor Roger Goldman provided historical context of prior decisions made by the Court for the St. Louis Beacon.

The Need for Ethics Instruction
January 20, 2010

Professor Chad W. Flanders penned an editorial for the National Jurist about how law schools should offer more clinical opportunities for their students. As Flanders states, “the focus should not be merely about teaching and learning ethics, but living it.”

New Bill Addresses Illegal Immigrants
January 20, 2010

Professor John J. Ammann was interviewed by KSDK-TV, regarding an ordinance that was passed in Lake St. Louis to identify and report illegal immigrants to the federal government. Ammann, Director of the SLU LAW Legal Clinics, represented opponents of a similar law that was eventually passed by the City of Valley Park.

Facts vs. Fear
January 19, 2010

Both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Missouri Supreme Court recently dealt with cases that address the issue of the rights of sex offenders under the law. In an editorial for the St. Louis Beacon, Professor Chad Flanders writes that this is an issue where statistical data needs to be closely analyzed and decisions must be guided by facts, rather than fear.

DOJ Intensifies its Investigations
January 15, 2010

As the Department of Justice amps up its antitrust investigations,the St. Louis Post-Dispatch asked Professor Thomas L. Greaney, who spent 10-years at the Justice Department, for feedback on what these investigations entail.

Men Behaving Badly
January 13, 2010

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently acknowledged that there is a growing trend in the number of men alleging same-sex sexual harassment. In an article for Newsweek, Professor Marcia L. McCormick was asked to clarify the definition of sexual harassment and to discuss what motivates this kind of behavior.

Lasting Lessons from Sen. Eagleton
January 12, 2010

In a recent interview Mark Dayton, the Minnesota gubernatorial candidate, publicly admitted that he suffers from bouts of mild depression. Professor Joel K. Goldstein penned an editorial for the Minnesota Post in which he sites politicians - most notably Sen. Thomas Eagleton - who have grappled with depression, but continue to have commendable public service records.

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