Missouri Law Review

Founded in 1936, the Missouri Law Review is a law journal published quarterly by the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 4, Fall

Anthony Lewis
In the obituary he wrote for Anthony Lewis in the New York Times, Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak explained that Lewis almost single-handedly revolutionized the way the Supreme Court was covered. (1) As Liptak put it, [b]efore Mr. Lewis...
Anthony Lewis and the First Amendment
It is a great privilege to be with you today to celebrate the life and work of Anthony Lewis who created modern legal journalism. I thought I would try to do three things today to help us think about Tony's legacy. One is to sketch out what made Tony...
Anthony Lewis: Pioneer in the Court's Pressroom
Americans with a sense of history, and some knowledge of it, like to think of journalists who open new frontiers in their craft as inevitably muckrakers, or fierce and uncompromising agents of radical change. If every pioneering journalist was an Ida...
Anthony Lewis: What He Learned at Harvard Law School
Anthony Lewis was a columnist for The New York Times for the unusually long tenure of thirty-two years. (1) When he retired in 2001 at the age of seventy-four, Bill Clinton awarded him the Presidential Citizens Medal for setting "the highest standard...
As Today's Tony Lewises Disappear, Courts Fill Void
Anthony Lewis was a giant in the world of journalism. I am honored to participate in this symposium to recognize his many contributions to journalism in general, and more specifically, to the coverage of the courts. Tony was a gifted writer, who...
A Tiger with No Teeth: The Case for Fee Shifting in State Public Records Law
I. INTRODUCTION A federal lawsuit filed against the city of Columbia, Missouri, alleging police brutality seemed destined for headlines in 2010. (1) At its core was an incident in which a routine traffic stop for a broken taillight erupted into...
Call Me, Maybe: Missouri's Approach to Extraterritorial Personal Jurisdiction on the Basis of Interstate Communications
I. INTRODUCTION The issue of where a case can be heard can be crucial to the outcome of the case and is an important part of litigation strategy. In determining whether a court has personal jurisdiction over a defendant, a court looks to the nature...
Foreword
It is often said that the rule of law is the cornerstone of a democracy, bringing many virtues to the challenging process of collective self-governance. (1) One of those qualities is notice to citizens of society's formal norms and expectations so...
Institutionalizing Press Relations at the Supreme Court: The Origins of the Public Information Office
ABSTRACT At the U.S. Supreme Court, the press is the primary link between the justices and the public, and the Public Information Office ("PIO") is the primary link between the justices and the press. This Article explores the story of the PIO's...
Legal Journalism Today: Change or Die
Several years ago, I was a guest speaker for a media and law class at San Jose State University, volunteering my expertise as a legal journalist with a couple decades under my belt of covering courts and law. As I went through my usual dialogue, describing...
Making Judge-Speak Clear Amidst the Babel of Lawspeakers
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves. (1) Rising above (or below) my assigned topic--how journalism covers court decisions and the courts as an institution--I would like to focus on how courts express themselves, because...
Navigating the Health Insurance Exchanges: Will State Regulations Guide Consumers or Chart Them Off-Course?
INTRODUCTION One of the goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") is to increase access to quality affordable health care. (1) One significant building block of universal coverage is the health insurance exchange or marketplace,...
Press Freedom and Coverage in the U.S. and Kosovo: A Series of Comparisons and Recommendations
ABSTRACT The Republic of Kosovo was created from the southernmost section of the former Yugoslavia by American military intervention and subsequent worldwide humanitarian guidance between 1999 and 2008. (1) The resulting nation (which Russia, China,...
Setting the Docket: News Media Coverage of Our Courts - Past, Present and an Uncertain Future
News reporting on the business of the courts and judiciary has a long history--and an uncertain future. Reporting on the courts has changed with the times, technology and tastes of the American press and of the public--the latter being the ultimate...
Stand with Sam: Missouri, Survivor Benefits, and Discrimination against Same-Sex Couples
Glossip v. Missouri Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol Employees ' Retirement System, 411 S.W.3d 796 (Mo. 2013). I. INTRODUCTION "Michael, are you a gay man?" asked Chris Connelly, ESPN's Outside the Lines host. (1) "I am a gay man,"...
Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Sentencing Results in Cruel and Unusual Difficulties for Missouri
I. INTRODUCTION Many Americans are familiar with the phrase "cruel and unusual punishment" as it is used in the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But far fewer are acquainted with the history behind these words and the difficulty the Supreme...
The Path to Antitrust Success against the NCAA Is More Limited Than You Think
I. INTRODUCTION The National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA") has recently run into a bit of an antitrust problem. Although the NCAA has been challenged by parties claiming antitrust injury in the past, it has never before seen the onslaught...
The Rigorous Romantic: Anthony Lewis on the Supreme Court Beat
Tony Lewis called himself "a romantic about the Supreme Court." (1) If he had not been a romantic when he took up the beat for the New York Times in 1957, he surely would have become one as, for the next seven years, he chronicled the Warren Court's...
Victims of Substantiated Child Abuse: Missouri's New Reasonably Ascertainable Creditors
I. INTRODUCTION A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Missouri, In re Austin, held that victims of substantiated child abuse are reasonably ascertainable creditors. (1) The practical effect of Austin is to afford victims of substantiated child...
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