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

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,


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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Barnes, Gaston, Goodman, and Ehlmann headline lengthy list of those applying for Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Bar and Gov. Eric Greitens have a long list of people who applied to become the next person nominated to the Missouri Supreme Court. The commission announced the list of 31 Missourians who applied to be considered to replace Judge Richard B. Teitelman who passed away last year. Former

Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge delivers her final State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly Jan. 24, 2017.

Breckenridge focuses on hot-button issues in State of the Judiciary

Employee pay, tort reform prioritized in speech In her final State of the Judiciary speech Tuesday, Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Patricia Breckenridge took the opportunity to urge the General Assembly to increase higher state employee pay at the state of Missouri. The 3,400 employees of the Missouri court system fall under that purview,

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This Week at the Missouri Supreme Court: Jan. 17, 2017

The Missouri Supreme Court offered hand downs in two cases this week. The first case, the City of Kansas City v. The Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners, made major headlines in Kansas City. The case dealt with a ballot proposal to raise the minimum wage in the city,  a proposal which was struck down

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Missouri appoints first female Supreme Court clerk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri has named the first woman to serve as the Missouri Supreme Court’s clerk. Betsy Ledgerwood AuBuchon took over the position, effective January 1, making her only the sixth person to hold the position in the last century. “I am grateful and very humbled about the opportunity the Court has given

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Tesla wins stay on appeals court case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tesla got a temporary victory in its legal fight with the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association when the Kansas City Appeals Court granted a stay in their case, allowing their stores to remain in business – for now. The Missouri Times reported Tuesday that Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green ruled

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This Week in the Missouri Supreme Court: Jan. 3, 2017

In Missouri Supreme Court proceedings, there was one opinion reached on a disciplinary hearing of Lincoln County Judge Christina Kunza Mennemeyer. The public defender’s office filed a complaint against Mennemeyer in Nov. 2014 claiming the judge deliberately postponed appointing counsel to indigent defendants in probation violation cases until after the time for disqualifying the judge had


MATA, Missouri Chamber dispute St. Louis’ status as “judicial hellhole”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce have renewed their feud over tort reform over a new report that lists St. Louis, Missouri as a “judicial hellhole.” The annual report, released Wednesday by the American Tort Reform Association, states that St. Louis moved up from


Teitelman celebrated at memorial service

ST. LOUIS – Funeral-goers said their final goodbyes to Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman Thursday at Graham Chapel on the Washington University campus, Teitelman’s alma mater. Lawyers, politicians, community leaders, loved ones and friends filled the chapel to the brim to laugh, cry and remember a man all considered kind, outgoing, personable and passionate. Attorney