The Saint Louis University Law Journal Online publishes works responding to pieces published in the print version of the Journal or summarizing recent court decisions from both the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court.
11/01- In this article, Hannah Anderson gives an overview of the Obama administration's contraception mandate and a preview of new lawsuits following the Trump administration's rollback.
10/30- In this article, Megan Crowe discusses Missouri Senate Bill 43, passed by Gov. Eric Greitens on June 30, 2017, raising the burden of proof and enacting damage caps in employment discrimination cases filed under the Missouri Human Rights Act.
10/27- In this article, Maggie Hummel discusses the impact of Missouri's new expert witness statute.
10/26- In this article, Laura Jarasek discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act, its impact on music education and the importance of advocating for the arts.
10/24- Kate Main discusses the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).
10/23- In this article, Edward Radetic discusses a change in the Missouri Constitution that allows for the presentation of propensity character evidence at trial, for those accused of child sex crimes.
10/09- In this article, Courtney A. Lindbeck examines the possibility that the entire St. Louis police force may be required to wear body cameras, as well as the potential economic costs of such a policy.
10/01- In this article, Samantha Koldenhoven analyzes the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Gill v. Whitford, and its possible effects on political redistricting and gerrymandering.
09/26- In this article, Lauren Herbig discusses the potential ramifications of the amended Missouri Human Rights Act and how its implementation could affect discrimination suits in Missouri.
09/25- In this article, Brian Stachowski discusses the potential ramifications of the amended Missouri Human Rights Act and how its implementation could affect discrimination suits in Missouri.
09/20- In this article, Jerry Thomeczek analyzes the Court’s ruling in Cooper v. Harris and examines the constitutionality of redistricting in North Carolina and the future of Fourteenth Amendment challenges to gerrymandering.
09/18- Bre Wexler discusses ways in which physical attractiveness discrimination may serve as a proxy for gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on the theory of gender stereotyping.
09/15- The purpose of this document by Professor Chad Flanders is to help explain some of the existing Missouri law that Judge Wilson used in his opinion. It does not take a side on the opinion itself.
01/27- Benjamin Ford argues that Johnson & Johnson should lose its appeal in the Missouri case against non-residents Gloria Ristesund and Jacqueline Fox. Allowing specific jurisdiction in this context both leaves Daimler untouched and satisfies specific jurisdiction’s requirements.
01/27- The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) attempts to improve rates of school attendance, test outcomes and graduation among children who are homeless and in foster care. Maureen Hanlon examines the transportation issues involved.
11/13- Charlie Rosebrough argues that the lack of a North-South line in the St. Louis Metrolink system is a violation of the standard required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
06/07- Amanda Porter examines how the Supreme Court's ruling on Utah v. Strieff could affect policing in Ferguson, Missouri.
04/27- Mary Kate Mullen argues that the Eighth Circuit adopted a broad definition of solicitation when finding that ConAgra’s warnings did not constitute an unfair labor practice, thereby potentially threatening the Section 7 rights of employees in the future.
04/27- Kevin Kifer determines that the Eighth Circuit continues to move away from the original language of "Miranda," evident through its implicit assertion that persistent interruption of a defendant’s speech is not a form of psychological coercion.
04/22- Jimmy Martin argues that in U.S. v. Pile, the Eighth Circuit properly extended the rationale of Maryland v. Buie and the law enforcement interest in securing the scene of arrest.
04/22- Amina Musa responds to a proposed race-neutral alternative to affirmative action outlined by law professor Chris Chambers Goodman.
04/18- Alex Ledbetter discusses Missouri's recently refined standard for a law enforcement search of a person incident to arrest.
04/12- Sarah Livergood argues that the U.S. Supreme Court was correct in striking down the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“judicial court”), which upheld the conviction of a woman for the possession of a stun gun.
04/11- Taylor J. Essner writes that the U.S. Supreme Court “balanced” correctly by finding that the fundamental constitutional right to counsel of choice outweighed the Government’s speculative interest in restitution payments.
03/24- 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.
03/24- Mallory Stumpf analyzes the Missouri Supreme Court decision and its impact on non-violent felons' right to bear arms.