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Professor Barondes Quoted in Story on the Ethics of Representing Clients in Medical Marijuana Industry

Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in an article addressing the legal ethics of representing medical marijuana businesses. The article by Nicholas Phillips, “Cannabis Counsel,”  appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. With the passage of Amendment 2 in Missouri, eliminating state criminal restrictions on medical marijuana, law firms could be seeing an increase in related work.…

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…

Professor Bowman Cautions Against Setting a Dangerous Precedent

Professor Bowman’s article in Slate was recently quoted in Roll Call cautioning against prosecutors setting a dangerous precedent by pursuing politically-motivated investigations against President Trump. The article, “The Investigations Trump Can’t Stop,” discusses state and local-level investigations of the President and his administration. The article also points out that these investigations have come under criticism by some conservatives for being…