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Author Archives: Dana Rieck

Probe into roll out of Missouri’s medical marijuana expands

A legislative probe into the roll out of Missouri’s medical marijuana program has expanded into Gov. Mike Parson’s office. A House panel is seeking records involving the Republican governor’s deputy chief of staff, chief operating officer and a longtime adviser ...

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GOP lawmakers push for ‘clean’ extension of payroll program

With a key coronavirus rescue fund nearly exhausted, negotiations are accelerating in Washington over President Donald Trump’s $250 billion emergency request to help smaller employers across the country keep workers on their payroll. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury ...

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Feb. 24, 2020

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Man at center of board bills ruling sues county


The man at the center of a precedent-setting Missouri Supreme Court decision on board bills has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the county that charged him for his incarceration and jailed him again when he could not pay those ...

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Legal champion: Matthew Mueller, Missouri Public Defender System

Matthew Mueller

Matthew Mueller had been working for the Missouri State Public Defender System for four years when Michael Barrett, former director of the system, approached him with a vision. Barrett proposed that Mueller become bond counsel for the public defender system, ...

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Influential Appellate Advocates: Michael J. Abrams, William G. Beck and Alexander T. Brown, Lathrop GPM

Michael J. Abrams, William G. Beck and Alexander T. Brown

Attorneys Michael Abrams, William Beck and Alexander Brown won an important victory and changed legal precedent in 2019 when they obtained insurance coverage for a $16.5 million settlement for the families of three Mississippi men who were wrongfully convicted of ...

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Chief Justice Draper urges census participation, voting during MLK Celebration

George Draper III

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George William Draper III encouraged a gym filled with St. Louis-area residents to respond to the U.S. census and cast their votes in upcoming elections during his keynote speech Jan. 20 at the 35th annual ...

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