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Two groups sue to get state-worker data provided to union

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For years, Missouri has handed over data on state employees to a public-sector workers’ union. Now two conservative groups are suing a state agency in Cole County Circuit Court to obtain that data. On Aug. 28, the nonprofit Show-Me Institute ...

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Split 8th Circuit panel allows unreasonable-search claim

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In a three-way split, a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 5 allowed a civil-rights action to proceed against a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of performing an unreasonable body-cavity search on a ...

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Ethics guidance on cannabis legal practice still ambiguous

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Missouri’s Legal Ethics Counsel has issued a pair of informal advisory opinions on the propriety of legal work for the medical-marijuana industry, but ambiguity remains, practitioners and professors say. The two opinions address four separate questions submitted to the ethics ...

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