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Joel K. Goldstein
March 19, 2008

“Picking the Vice Presidential Nominees: What Should We Look For?” is the timely topic for a conference March 24, 2008 sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota and Presidential Studies Quarterly. Joel Goldstein presents a paper on "The Rising Power of the Modern Vice Presidency" on a panel with Richard Moe, former chief of staff to Vice President Mondale and assistant to President Carter. Vice President Mondale will follow on "What Should We Look for in the Next Vice President?"

Joel was quoted in coverage of the conference in the The Minnesota Daily.

Steve Thaman
March 14, 2008

Steve Thaman gave a talk "The Nullification of the Russian Jury: Problems in the Introduction of the Jury and Adversary Procedure" at the meeting of the Russian-American Rule of Law Coalition in Boston on March 7, 2008.

Brad Fogel
March 14, 2008

Brad Fogel's article "The Completely Insane Law of Partial Insanity: The Impact of Monomania on Testamentary Capacity", will be included in the "Best of the ABA Sections" issue of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division magazine.

Eric Miller
March 14, 2008

Eric Miller was a luncheon speaker on the topic of "A Conversation on Race and the Law" at the St. Louis Argus' Legal Legends Luncheon to honor a group of African-American lawyers and judges in St. Louis in February (2008).

In December (2007) Eric Miller's forthcoming article in the Houston Law Review, "Judicial Preferences", was named "download of the week" on Lawrence Slolum's Legal Theory Blog.

John Ammann
March 14, 2008

John Ammann testified as an expert witness in two class action lawsuits challenging the practices of payday loan businesses. The St. Louis County Circuit Court in Woods v. QC Finanical cited John's testimony in its decision striking down an arbitration clause in the payday loan contract which banned class arbitrations. The second case of Robinson v. Advance Loans is under advisement.

John's commentary, "The Double Standard in Housing Subsidies: Why Should Criminals Be Allowed to Take the Mortgage Interest Deduction", was published in Vol. 16 of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing.

Sidney Watson
March 13, 2008

Sidney Watson co-authored an article with SLU faculty members Timothy McBride, Heather Bednarek and Muhammed Islam, The Road from Massachusetts to Missouri: What it Will Take for Other States to Replicate Massachusetts Health Reform, which was recently published at 55 U. Kan. L. Rev. 1331-1362 (2007).

Sidney Watson
March 13, 2008

Sidney Watson co-authored an article with SLU faculty members Timothy McBride, Heather Bednarek and Muhammed Islam, The Road from Massachusetts to Missouri: What it Will Take for Other States to Replicate Massachusetts Health Reform, which was recently published at 55 U. Kan. L. Rev. 1331-1362 (2007).

Howard Wasserman
March 13, 2008

Howard Wasserman's essay Jurisdiction, Merits and Procedure: Thoughts on Dodson's Trichotomy was published on-line in Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy. The piece also was accepted for publication in Vol. 102 of the print review. Howard's essay Video Evidence and Summary Judgment: The Procedure of Scott v. Harris was published in Vol. 91 of Judicature. Howard will be participating at the University of Miami School of Law Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium on a panel titled "Balancing Justice with Anti-Doping Regulation" along with counsel for the NFL and the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Joel K. Goldstein
March 13, 2008

Joel Goldstein presented a paper at The Ohio State University on February 21 "Rewriting Brown: A Critique of Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion in Parents Involved" at "The School Desegregation Cases and the Uncertain Future of Racial Equality" symposium. Joel's articles on "Presidential Responses to Supreme Court Decisions" and "The Unitary Executive for The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court.

The Honorable Michael A. Wolff
March 12, 2008

Mike Wolff was quoted in the New York Times, March 11, 2008, on a study that concludes the California Supreme Court is the most influential state court in the nation. Judge Wolff is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court.

Missouri Court of Appeals
March 10, 2008

Missouri Lawyers Media which publishes The Daily Record and The Countian published a photo feature on its front pages March 7, 2008 with coverage of the Missouri Court of Appeals session held at the law school on March 6, 2008. Students packed the courtroom for the second docket when Professor Emeritus and Judge Joseph Simeone joined the bench to hear a case. Judge Simeone was honored by many colleagues, judges and alumni at a luncheon following the court session. Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith presented Judge Simeone with a plaque thanking him for his many years of service in the judiciary.

Joel K. Goldstein
March 10, 2008

As speculation about candidates for Vice President heats up, the media turns to Joel Goldstein for his expertise on the history of the office and how the number two spot on the ticket is filled. You can link to the latest stories featuring Joel below.

March 11, 2008: New York Times, "Obama Rejects Idea of Back Seat on Ticket".

March 10, 2008: Anchorage Daily News, Joel Goldstein on the buzz surrounding Alaska’s first-term governor Sarah Palin as a potential Vice Presidential candidate.

Howard M. Wasserman
March 7, 2008

In its March 7, 2008 editorial, USA Today calls on colleges to crack down on rowdy, rude and abusive sports fans after recent displays of offensive behavior during the college basketball season . Howard Wasserman comes to the defense of students' first amendment rights in an Opposing View.

Joel K. Goldstein
March 6, 2008

Joel Goldstein and his expertise on the Vice Presidency have been hitting the radio air waves this week. Joel was interviewed live on KTRS-St. Louis March 3 and on KGO-San Francisco on March 5. Stay tuned as the election season heats up!

Tribute to Thomas Eagleton
March 3, 2008

March 4, 2008 marks the first anniversary of the death of Senator Thomas F. Eagleton. Publication of the latest issue of the Law Journal coincides with this anniversary and is dedicated to the memory of the Senator who taught the "Presidency and the Constitution" seminar with Prof. Joel Goldstein. Journal articles include eulogies, tributes and scholarly articles on issues important to Eagleton throughout his 50 year career in public service.

Nicholas Terry
February 29, 2008

Nic Terry is attending a workshop at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Feb. 28-29, 2008, on "Clinical Data as the Basic Staple of Health Learning: Creating and Protecting a Public Good".

Camille Nelson
February 29, 2008

Camille Nelson is on a panel at the Iowa Law Review Symposium, Feb. 29, 2008 discussing Batson v. Kentucky and the Use of Peremptory Jury Challenges. Prof. Nelson will present a paper, Batson, O.J. and Snyder: Lessons from an Intersecting Trilogy, examining the case of Allen Snyder v. State of Louisiana which is presently pending before the Supreme Court.

Joel K. Goldstein
February 29, 2008

Calling all early birds! Get up and tune in to KRTS Radio 550 AM on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 6:40 a.m. to hear Joel Goldstein live from Maine. Vic and Katy, the morning news team on the BIg 550 will be talking to Joel about who's got the right stuff to be a vice presidential candidate.

Michael J. Kolnik
February 27, 2008

Michael J. Kolnik was quoted in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly and the law school was featured in a story on programs to encourage more minority students to attend law school. Saint Louis University Law School reports the largest increase in first-year minority enrollment since 2006 when compared to Missouri's three other law schools. Published in Feb. 25, 2008 issue.

Joel K. Goldstein
February 25, 2008

Joel K. Goldstein was quoted in theNew York Times and on MSNBC.com, Feb. 24, 2008, about Sen. John McCain’s choices for a running mate with this warning, "I think you can't put a bozo or a mediocre candidate on the ticket just because he is the most popular official in a state with 20-plus electoral votes."

Camille Nelson
February 20, 2008

Camille Nelson will be featured in a documentary, Seeking Freedom, to be aired on HEC-TV Feb. 21 & 28 at 8:00 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 9:00 p.m. Seeking Freedom centers on more than 300 slave freedom suits which pre-date Dred Scot, filed in the St. Louis Circuit Court in the early to mid 1800’s.

Howard Wasserman
February 19, 2008

Howard Wasserman was quoted in an Associated Press story Feb. 16, 2008 on the difficulty of proving a lie in the wake of Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee’s congressional hearing.

Eric Miller
February 19, 2008

Eric Miller was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Feb. 19, 2008 on the use of electronic surveillance technology to track convicted sex offenders.

Howard Wasserman
February 15, 2008

Howard Wasserman was interviewed live on KTRS-AM 550, Feb. 14, 2008, about congressional hearings on steroid use in professional baseball.

Mark McKenna
February 14, 2008

Mark McKenna was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Feb. 14, 2008 on AT&T’s purported plans to monitor internet traffic.

John J. Ammann
February 14, 2008

John J. Ammann was quoted on the use of multimedia presentations in courtrooms in an article on Law.com, Feb. 12, 2008.

Joel Goldstein
February 11, 2008

Joel Goldstein's expertise on the vice presidency was tapped by the Associated Press for a story on speculation about this year's running mates. The story appeared on nytimes.com Feb. 10, 2008 and in more than 80 other media outlets. Joel was also interviewed on Beyond the Beltway, a Chicago based radio program.

Thomas L. Greaney
February 6, 2008

Tim Greaney was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Feb. 6, 2008 on antitrust issues surrounding the Microsoft takeover bid for Yahoo.

Joel Goldstein
February 5, 2008

Joel Goldstein was quoted in the Los Angeles Times Feb. 4, 2008 on the likelihood of Vice President Cheney giving a deposition in a case involving a man who was arrested on suspicion of assault after speaking to Cheney at a Colorado ski resort.

Howard Wasserman
January 30, 2008

Howard Wasserman was quoted in the Dominion Post, Morgantown, W. Va. (Jan. 28, 2008), on the case of WVU v. RIch Rodriguez. Wasserman is using the case as a case study in his civil procedure class. He told the paper, "This case will have impact on coaches' mobility and how universities are going to deal with coaches."

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