Mary Reichard

Mary is co-host, legal affairs correspondent, and dialogue editor for WORLD Radio. She is also co-host of the Legal Docket podcast. Mary is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and St. Louis University School of Law. She resides with her husband near Springfield, Mo.

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Supreme Court considers 'one person, one vote' case

Supreme Court
by Mary Reichard
Posted 12/14/15, 02:09 pm

You’d think the government would have this figured out by now. The law says each state legislative district must have roughly the same population as all the others. Most states follow the law this way: Based on the census, they divide the total population by the number of legislative seats allowed and draw districts equally. 

But some lawmakers disagree on definitions of words such as “population.” Should that number include people who are not citizens? What about people in the United States illegally?

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Donald Trump claims self-funded campaign sets him apart

Campaign 2016
by Kent Covington & Mary Reichard
Posted 12/02/15, 12:15 pm

The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look at who’s ahead and who’s making moves as the primaries get closer.

As GOP presidential candidates work to stand out from the pack, Donald Trump is making a seemingly unique claim.

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The campus threat to free speech

Free Speech
by Mary Reichard
Posted 11/30/15, 02:15 pm

Before a University of Missouri communications professor summoned “muscle” to help shut down a student reporter at a protest, a Yale University student shouted down a professor, saying, “You should not sleep at night! You are disgusting!”

These are just two notable, recent reminders that restrictions on free speech at places of higher learning are becoming increasingly commonplace.

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