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Jason Rosenbaum is the Web Editor for Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Prospects dim for raising judges’ salaries

The Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation met in late November in Jefferson City and approved a proposal stipulating a raise for judges and elected officials if state employees receive a salary increase. One person undecided on the measure is Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia. The newly elected state senator said he would need to study the proposal more before making a decision on it.

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Caps more likely than money for public defenders

Without additional funding to hire more personnel, leadership within the state’s public defender system is pushing for legislation capping the number of cases that can be accepted. Providing money for public defenders has been a recurring issue in the state, ...

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Death penalty appeal focuses on juror selection, retention

The way jurors were selected and retained was the focus of a death penalty appeal Wednesday at the Missouri Supreme Court for a Kirkwood man who shot and killed a police officer. Kevin Johnson was sentenced to death after he ...

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An interdependent transition

Chris Koster is only a few weeks away from taking the reins of one of Missouri's biggest and most consequential law firms. However, his pace to make appointments to his new office has been slowed down by the uncertainty of who will remain or move on to follow outgoing Attorney General Jay Nixon to the governor's office.

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