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Dean Lidsky and Fellow First Amendment Scholars File Amicus Brief in Gilmore v. Jones

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky and other free-speech colleagues filed an amicus brief in June in the case of Gilmore v. Jones. Brennan Gilmore was on the street at last summer’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., when James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter protestors, killing one woman and injuring others. Gilmore posted a video of…

Professor Gely Comments on Right-to-Work Decision in Missouri

In a recent article, “Missouri Loss Suggests ‘Right-to-Work’ Push is Losing Steam,” Professor Rafael Gely commented on the recent defeat of Proposition A in Missouri. The statewide referendum would have allowed employees in private-sector unionized workplaces to opt of union membership and union fees. “People talk about the [Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization] strike in the 1980s sending a signal…

Dean Lidsky Interviewed on PBS About Alex Jones’ Removal from Social Media Platforms

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was interviewed on the PBS NewsHour on August 8, “Why kicking Alex Jones off social media is not legally censorship.” In the interview, she commented about the decision by iTunes, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube to remove Alex Jones’ audio and video content from their platforms. The social media platforms removed him from their sites for violating their…

Professor Trachtenberg Interviewed on KBIA-FM About Upcoming Journal Article

Darren Hellwege from KBIA-FM recently interviewed Professor Ben Trachtenberg  on his Thinking Out Loud program. They discussed Professor Trachtenberg’s op-ed in The Washington Post on July 25, “Much of what you know is probably wrong’: A Mizzou professor explain the racial protests that toppled a presidency,” and his upcoming article in the Kentucky Law Journal, “The 2015 University of Missouri…

Professor Barondes Comments on 3D Printed Guns Case

Professor Royce Barondes was interviewed by KOMU-TV, “Legal experts weigh in on 3D printed guns debate,” where he discussed a settlement of a Federal lawsuit involving internet posting of computer-aided design files for 3D-printed firearms. The internet posts had been prohibited by U.S. Executive Branch implementation of a statute designed to address international export and import of weapons. The settlement, which…

Professor Dessem: Public Officials Should Avoid Appearance of Conflict of Interest

In a recent St. Louis Public Radio story, “Slay’s role as lobbyist raises questions over conflict of interest in quest to privatize airport,” Professor Larry Dessem commented about an attorney’s need to avoid conflicts of interest. The article is about former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay being a registered lobbyist for Ferrovial Airports, a Madrid-based airport management company that is one…

Uber, Lyft driver suspended for videos: Dean Lidsky comments

In the KOMU-TV story, “Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers,” Dean Lyrissa Lidsky commented that in Missouri, it is “not, technically, illegal” to record these passengers since this is a one-party consent state. However, she added, “I think from the outrage that this case is generating you can see that the average person does not expect to be…

First Open Educational Resource Created for the Law School

Professor Amy J. Schmitz and Electronic Services Librarian Cindy Bassett have developed the University of Missouri Law School’s first Open Educational Resource in participation with the University’s Affordable & Open Education Resources Initiative. The initiative is designed to encourage faculty to create, adapt or adopt open educational resources in order to lower the cost to students of expensive textbooks. Once…

Professor English Leads Task Force to Revise Adult Guardianship Laws in Missouri

Professor David M. English co-chaired a task force that proposed a revision of Missouri’s adult guardianship laws, recently passed by the Missouri Legislature and signed by the governor. Senate Bill 806 is the first comprehensive revision of Missouri’s adult guardianship laws since 1983. The bill is a substantial enactment of  the proposed revision prepared by Mo-WINGS (Missouri Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship…