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Missouri Governor Signs into Law Parameters for the use of Electronic Monitoring Devices in Long-Term Care Facilities
On July 14, 2020, Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed into law the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act. The Act adds twelve new sections to Chapter 198 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri related to the use of authorized and covert electronic monitoring devices in long-term care facilities in Missouri.
Increasing Difficulties Defending Long Term Care Cases: Dealing With The Rising Millennial Jury Pool
First they came for cable TV, then they came for the 9-to-5 workday. Now, promptly after a nutritious breakfast of avocado toast, millennials are lining up Monday mornings at Court houses to invade jury pools in increasing numbers. Though keeping younger jurors out of the final jury lineup was previously a simpler task due to the smaller number of eligible millennials, individuals born between 1981 and 1996 are now all adults and are regularly receiving jury duty notices. Millennials are now the largest living generation, recently surpassing the baby boomers. Defense attorneys must adapt and change their jury trial tactics in order to account for this change in the makeup of the jury pool, and to account for the changing strategies of opposing counsel. In order to do that, defense attorneys must understand these young jurors and how they operate.