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Push to shift judges expected to return

St. Louis City Circuit Judge Edward Sweeney watches over legislative matters for the court, and he expects to stay busy again in 2009 defending the number of judges his court is allotted. Late in last year’s legislative session a House ...

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Bryan Cave lawyer to run economic development agency

Gov.-elect Jay Nixon has tapped Bryan Cave partner Linda Martinez to run the state Department of Economic Development. Martinez’s legal practice has focused on development and related incentives at the local, state and federal government level. Nixon made the announcement ...

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Attorney objects to settlement of governor’s e-mail suit

An attorney for special investigators is officially objecting to settlement of the state lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt’s office over public records. What effect that objection will have remains unclear. A hearing on the settlement is set for this afternoon. ...

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Fischer’s philosophy will slowly unfold

Supporters and critics of the Nonpartisan Court Plan will be keeping a close eye on its most notable beneficiary of 2008. Newly minted Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer has made a quick rise up the judicial ladder, but he has a long background in the legal field. Gov. Matt Blunt named Fischer, a fellow Republican, to the Supreme Court in mid-October.

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Series of deaths at law firm leave some wondering

Most think it’s just an odd set of coincidences. But they still scratch their heads and can’t help but wonder if there’s more to the story. The civil defense firm of Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs has had three of ...

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