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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,

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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

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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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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

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Nixon orders flags to half-staff to honor Teitelman

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Tuesday that he would order all flags at Missouri courts to half-staff in remembrance of Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman who died Tuesday at the age of 69. Teitelman was the first Jewish and legally blind judge to serve on Missouri’s highest court. A cause has

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Amendment 3 to remain on ballot after unanimous Supreme Court decision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court ruled 7-0 in favor of Amendment 3, allowing the measure to remain on the ballot, in a decision released Tuesday afternoon. The court’s decision effectively ends legal jockeying before the November election over an initiative petition that has spent a lot of time in the courts. An

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Supreme Court overturns unemployment benefit limitation law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Tuesday that HB 150, a bill that limited unemployment benefits, was passed over Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto unconstitutionally in the Sept. 2015 veto session. The bill was truly agreed to and finally passed April 21, 2015 and vetoed by the governor May 5 before being


Supreme Court refuses transfer on RYH4K petition case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to hear Secretary of State Jason Kander’s motion to transfer a case involving the Early Childhood Education and Health Amendment initiative petition to their court. Kander filed for the state’s highest court to rehear the dispute over the language of the IP’s summary statement around


Peters wins Supreme Court case against Johns in House primary race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Josh Peters and Rachel Johns have taken their 76th District primary race to the courts this spring with Peters arguing that Johns has not fulfilled the requirements to run for state representative in his district. Last week, the Missouri Supreme Court heard the case and handed down a 4-3 ruling