Attorney and non-attorney members alike have expressed concerns that the downturn in “lawgislator” headcount will result in legislation that won’t stand the test of time, let alone the courts.Read More »
The passing of the new Missouri criminal code signaled something the state had not seen in many years. Not sweeping reform, but a genuine bipartisan effort on the part of lawmakers, notably three Missouri attorneys, Stan Cox, Jolie Justus and Eric Jennings.
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Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary R. Russell made a strong call for municipal court reform during Thursday’s State of the Judiciary address. (Updated)Read More »
A ruling this week is the first Missouri case to apply retroactively the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling in Miller v. Alabama, which found that automatic life sentences without parole for juveniles violated the 8th Amendment.Read More »
Nine Missouri lawyer-legislators were selected Monday as committee chairpersons.Read More »
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled Tuesday that a juvenile who had committed a homicide and received the mandatory sentence of life without parole should have his cases remanded to circuit court, meaning that some 80 prisoners in Missouri prisons will have the chance at a new hearing. (Updated)Read More »