A group of lawyers who claimed Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley had committed ethics violations in connection with his challenges to the 2020 presidential election is appealing the rejection of their complaint by the Missouri Supreme Court’s chief disciplinary counsel. The appeal, which has not been previously reported, was with the Missouri Supreme Court’s advisory committee Sept. … [Read more...] about Lawyers appeal decision to clear Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley on election ethics complaint
Young lawyers chosen to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court justices are the most brilliant law school graduates of their generation. Some go on to serve as justices themselves - Roberts, Rehnquist, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Barrett, Kagan, White, Breyer, Stevens. One remarkable fact about President Trump’s attempt to block the peaceful transfer of presidential power for the first time … [Read more...] about Brilliant lawyers invented false claims supporting Trump’s election lie
Six months after St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones’ administration promised to reconsider its defense of legal doctrines that protect abusive police, it is continuing to defend them, prompting charges of “betrayal” from civil rights lawyers. In campaigning for office, Jones spoke frequently about the need for greater police accountability, citing the deaths of George Floyd in … [Read more...] about City of St. Louis ‘betrays’ its pledge to alter legal positions protecting abusive police, critics say
How should the media portray violent acts? When South Africa’s largest Sunday paper, the Sunday Times, on its April 19 front page published a photograph of a man in the act of being stabbed and killed, readers took to the social media and aired their views. Some commentators supported the move; others furiously condemned the decision claiming that the paper was only … [Read more...] about Should this photo be published?
Suppose you are an investigative journalist and you have a confidential source who divulges state secrets that you print. The government hunts down the leaker, arrests this person and charges him with a crime. You, the journalist, are the only person who can verify if the leak was actually this person or not. You are subpoenaed, but you won’t give up the name of your … [Read more...] about St. Louis’ forgotten espionage case