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State Sen. Eric Schmitt testifies on a proposed bill to reform municipal courts in a Missouri Legislative House session on Municipal Courts at noon on Wednesday.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photo
State Sen. Eric Schmitt testifies on a proposed bill to reform municipal courts in a Missouri Legislative House session on Municipal Courts at noon on Wednesday. KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

Muni court law pitched as judicial infringement

The Missouri Supreme Court is weighing whether legislative attempts to rein in municipal courts are an invasion of its own judicial turf. The Missouri Municipal League went before the state high court on Wednesday to challenge a 2013 bill that tightened the so-called “Macks Creek Law,” which limits how much cities can collect from ticket revenue. The ...
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