Category: Supreme Court

Execution date set for Russell ‘Too Sick to be Executed’ Bucklew

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tuesday, a 20-year legal battle over Russell Bucklew’s execution ended. In June 1997, Bucklew was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to be executed. In 1998, the judgment was upheld and then later stayed. In 2000, the post-conviction relief was overruled and his judgment […]

Judge Powell speaks of service while addressing Missouri Bar

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “I’m adjusting as best as I can,” the Honorable W. Brent Powell said with a laugh while speaking at the Missouri Bar’s Fall Committee meetings. “One of the more difficult parts of the job is that I don’t get to make decisions by myself anymore,” Powell […]

This Week in Missouri Supreme Court: Week of October 30, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court issued hand downs for six cases and disciplined five attorneys. In Sun Aviation Inc. v. L-3 Communications Avionics Systems Inc., Sun Aviation sued L-3 Communication under the Merchandising Practices chapter of Missouri Revised Statutes and for fraudulent concealment. Sun was contracted to […]

Grain Belt Express files for appeal with Missouri Supreme Court

Wind Farm in Midwest, Credit Howard Rowe

JEFFERSON CITY – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to take up its case. The company on Monday filed their application for transfer of the appeal with the Eastern District Court of Appeals, following the Missouri Public Service Commission’s rejection of a request for […]

Brad Bakker announces HD 84 campaign

ST. LOUIS – Brad Bakker, associate attorney at Armstrong Teasdale, has announced his candidacy for HD 84. As of writing, no other candidate has officially announced that they are running in the heavily Democratic district. Rep. Karla May currently represents HD 84 and faces term limits. She has run unopposed […]

Missouri Supreme Court rules against public defender protest

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Wednesday afternoon that public defenders will need to have the approval of a circuit court judge to turn down a case assigned to them. The decision follows a coordinated attempt by Leslie Hazel, the public defender for the 35th Judicial Circuit, […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 8, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens made several media appearances in the week of October 8-13, 2017, to include posting a video with Luke Bryan, allegedly blocking a resident because of an emoji, and made a pitch to Amazon on Twitter – only for it to be quickly deleted. […]

This Week in the Missouri Supreme Court: Week of October 2, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Missouri Supreme Court issued hand downs for four cases and seven attorney discipline cases. In Robert Hurst v. Nissan North America Inc., Nissan’s Infinity FX35 and FX45 had defective dashboards; they were affected by heat and humidity and would “bubble.” Nissan received complaints from its […]

Missouri Supreme Court denies transfer of right-to-work cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Opponents of right-to-work picked up another win on Thursday as the Missouri Supreme Court denied the transfer of two pending cases seeking to block a referendum and proposed ballot initiative from landing on the November 2018 ballot. The Supreme Court denied the requests to take up […]