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Facing down Missouri’s AG, Kim Gardner tells supporters she will run again

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner enters the West Side Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 28, before a public event with her supporters.
Danny Wicentowski
St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner enters West Side Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday before speaking to supporters.

Kim Gardner is no stranger to facing political attacks from Missouri officials. Appearing at a packed church event on Tuesday, the St. Louis circuit attorney called efforts by Attorney General Andrew Bailey to remove her from office through a rarely used legal mechanism “foolishness.”

During the same event, she announced that she plans to run for another term.

Gardner's position, and legal future, was one of several burning legal issues addressed during Friday’s Legal Roundtable on St. Louis on the Air. Attorneys Eric Banks, Nicole Gorovsky and Mary Anne Sedey discussed updates on the case, including whether Bailey could prevail in his attempt to bring a “quo warranto” motion against her.

"It's a question of, what is the standard?" pointed out Mary Anne Sedey, a partner at Sedey Harper Westhoff. “A lot of people would say [Gardner] is not doing a good job. That's really different compared to what you have to prove to pull them out of office."

In addition to checking back on the state of Gardner’s fight to stay in office, the Legal Roundtable discussed:

  • What happens now that attorney Al Watkins’ affinity for the spotlight has landed him in a lawsuit.
  • The alleged beating of three Muslim inmates by prison guards in Bonne Terre.
  • A federal judge's ruling that Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act is unconstitutional.

To learn more about these cases, listen to the full Legal Roundtable conversation on St. Louis on the Air on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or by clicking the play button below.

Facing down Missouri’s AG, Kim Gardner tells supporters she will run again

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is produced by Miya Norfleet, Emily Woodbury, Danny Wicentowski, Elaine Cha and Alex Heuer. Avery Rogers is our production assistant. The audio engineer is Aaron Doerr. Send questions and comments about this story to talk@stlpr.org

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Danny Wicentowski is a producer for "St. Louis on the Air."