Tag: Jeffrey Mittman

SCOTUS decision on abortion could affect Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians are reacting to perhaps the most impactful Supreme Court decision on abortion since Casey v. Planned Parenthood. The nation’s highest court struck down two provisions of a Texas state law that they believe placed undue burden on a woman’s right to an abortion as decreed under Roe v. […]

Jackson County to change policies about shackling pregnant women after lawsuit settlement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County will implement new policies about the use of restraints while transporting pregnant women in custody after settling a lawsuit Tuesday. Megon Riedel settled her lawsuit against the county and three correctional officers, receiving damages along with the written policy and procedure changes. She had […]

Final piece of photo voter ID puzzle passes the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, received a standing ovation from his caucus as the House gave final approval Thursday night to HJR 53, the final piece of the photo voter ID package passed this session. The resolution would amend the constitution, if approved by voters, to enact […]

LGBT community rallies against SJR 39

JEFFERSON CITY  —  LGBTQ advocates and allies rallied Thursday morning in front of the statehouse to encourage the House of Representatives to reject SJR 39 before delivering 4,225 petitions to Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff. Around one hundred people attended the rally and heard from Promoting Equality for All Missourians […]

Eyes On: Jeffrey Mittman, Executive Director of the Missouri ACLU

Saint Louis, Mo. — Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union realigned two of its affiliates and the ACLU of Eastern Missouri took responsibility for the entire state under a new executive director, Jeffrey Mittman. Since Mittman assumed the role of head honcho in May 2013, the organization seems to […]