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‘Weaponized’: Chief Justice Draper excoriates influence of bias on Nonpartisan Court Plan

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III, speaking to The Missouri Bar at their annual meeting on Sept. 19, 2019, in Branson, criticized the "weaponization" of performance evaluations against minority judges. Photo by Jessica Shumaker

In his first speech before members of The Missouri Bar, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III excoriated what he called the “unprecedented weaponization” of judicial performance evaluations against minority judges. The issue is especially personal for Draper, ...

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Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee settles wage suit for $650,000

A group of Buffalo Wild Wings franchises in seven states — including Missouri — has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit against it alleging violations of federal and state minimum-wage laws. U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough ...

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Panel recommends probation for two family law attorneys who admitted to violating ethics rules

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A disciplinary hearing panel has recommended 18 months of probation and a stayed one-year suspension in the case of two Riverside family law attorneys who admitted to violating ethics rules in their handling of a contentious child-custody dispute. Both attorneys, ...

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