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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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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

From left to right, Benjamin Lipman, Lisa Hardwick, W. Brent Powell

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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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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