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Wolff attacks drug court critics

Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff sounded a familiar refrain Friday at the Missouri Bar meeting.

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Jury rejects Heartland’s rights claims

A Christian boarding school lost a long-running legal fight against state officials, as a federal jury Thursday rejected claims that the state should pay for violation of the school’s constitutional rights during a 2001 raid in which more than 100 students were removed from the program.

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Jury gets Heartland Academy case

A Christian boarding school’s lawsuit against state officials stemming from a raid in which more than 100 students were removed from the program is in the hands of a federal jury.

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Jury finds for hospital, nurse in med-mal trial

A federal jury returned a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case alleging a nurse’s negligent care of a 9-year-old after surgery led to lasting health problems.

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Report says Ladue’s officers don’t target blacks

A consultant hired by Ladue city officials to analyze its traffic stop data concludes the city’s police force doesn’t target black drivers and faults the state’s data analysis.

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NEWSMAKERS

The makeup of the federal prosecutor’s office in St. Louis has changed lately.

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Courts rebuke Hulshof’s conduct in two cases

In the course of two days last week, a Missouri judge ruled that a man serving a life sentence for killing his mother is “factually innocent” of the crime and the state Supreme Court said another murder convict deserves a new hearing on issues in his case.

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Charged

Landing a stellar criminal lawyer who convinces the jury you couldn’t possibly have shot the little old lady and stolen her purse? The find may seem priceless. But in Missouri, even those too poor to hire a lawyer face a price tag for that legal mind.

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