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The Supreme Court of Missouri Provides New Guidance for Courts

July 28, 2020 - On July 24, 2020 the Supreme Court of Missouri modified its earlier COVID-19 Court Operational Directives. These Directives will go into effect on August 1, 2020. The modifications to the previous Operational Directives are as follows:  The presiding judge or the chief judge has to make efforts to communicate to other judges and attorneys in their circuit the

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

June 22, 2020 - On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in regards to three different cases set before the court last fall. These cases, while each unique in certain particulars, share the same outline of events: an employer fired a long-time employee after the employee revealed their LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) status. The Supreme

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New Missouri Law Takes Effect June 1, Criminalizing What is Often Called “Revenge Porn”

June 26, 2018 - On June 1, the distribution of what is termed “revenge porn” became a criminal offense in Missouri when legislation went into effect after it was signed into law by then-Gov. Eric Greitens on his last day in office. The law criminalizes actions that are commonly threatened and used by abusive partners, making it a felony offense

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How History and Theory Inform the Violence Against Women Movement

October 9, 2019 - We devote the month of October to raising awareness and support for survivors, and the advocates who provide life-changing, life-saving services in their communities. We also want to raise awareness about domestic violence by providing context about how history and theory inform the violence against women movement. Theories about how and why violence affects individuals influence

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