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Missouri Supreme Court upholds most provisions of municipal court reform law

Missouri Supreme Court upholds most provisions of municipal court reform law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court’s latest issued ruling is striking down provisions of a controversial municipal court reform law, SB 5. While signing the bill into law, then Gov. Jay Nixon called it the “most sweeping” municipal court reform bill in state history. Now, it’s losing some of its effect. The law,

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Campaign contribution amendment largely overturned in federal court

$2,600-donation limit remains KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Western District Court of Missouri overturned the one of popular ballot issue in the state Friday when it ruled the state needs to stop enforcing Article VIII of the Missouri Constitution, which went into effect because of the passage of Amendment 2 in November. Amendment 2 limited campaign contributions

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Powell chosen by Greitens as next Missouri Supreme Court Judge

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Judge W. Brent Powell will soon become Supreme Court Judge W. Brent Powell after being tabbed by Gov. Eric Greitens to fill the vacant spot on the state’s highest court following the passing of Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman in November. “In his years on the bench, Judge Brent Powell has established

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Judge rules changes must be made to Kander’s right-to-work ballot language

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A judge has ordered changes made to ballot language written by former Secretary of State Jason Kander regarding 2017 initiative petitions that would essentially repeal right-to-work in Missouri. Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Thursday that while Kander had used unbiased language at the time he drafted the language for the initiative

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ACLU sues Missouri for poor funding of public defenders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A coalition of legal defense groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Missouri filed a lawsuit early Wednesday against the state of Missouri for improperly funding the state’s public defender system. Last year, the dire situation in the Missouri State Public Defender’ Office rose to

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Court plan likely up for review after latest panel picks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Appellate Judicial Commission is raising the eyebrows of some on the right at a time when some Republicans question the effectiveness of the Missouri Court plan. Wednesday night, the commission selected private practice attorney Benjamin Lipman, Judges Lisa Hardwick and Judge W. Brent Powell as their three choices to fill

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Lipman, Hardwick, Powell selected by commission in first round of Supreme Court process

(Featured photo, from left to right: Benjamin Lipman, Lisa Hardwick, W. Brent Powell) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The seven-person Appellate Judicial Commission narrowed the list of applicants to take over the empty seat on the Missouri Supreme Court bench from 31 down to three Wednesday evening. Gov. Eric Greitens will choose between Judge Lisa White

Supreme Court’s ruling on St. Louis minimum wage increase threatens jobs

  Jefferson City, MO (February 28, 2017) – Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM), the state’s oldest general business trade association, is upset with another activist decision by the Missouri Supreme Court allowing St. Louis to increase its minimum wage above the state minimum wage. “Despite the liberal Supreme Court’s gross misinterpretation of state statute, money

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Court plan at center of determining new Supreme Court judge questioned by some, including Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Feb. 28 and March 1, a select group of seven people will determine three candidates from a field of 31 to move onto the final selection process to become the next judge on the Missouri Supreme Court. Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Patricia Breckenridge will chair the group,

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Court of Appeals reverses ruling, says Sunshine Law was not violated in execution drug case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Department of Corrections does not have to reveal the names of the pharmacists who supply Missouri’s lethal injection drugs, according to a ruling issued by the Missouri Court of Appeals Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District reversed a 2015 decision from a lower court

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