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Out of prison, then back in? Unique plan aims to break cycle

Tykeam Jackson’s mellow voice and warm smile give little hint of how the 21-year-old spent his youth: in and out of juvenile detention and jails, leading a life in Boston’s mean streets centered on gangs and guns. “I just kept ...

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Convicted church shooter Dylann Roof wants new federal trial

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has asked for a new federal trial, saying prosecutors didn’t have jurisdiction to bring their case against him. Roof’s attorneys made that request Friday, claiming the government failed to prove his use of the ...

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Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges

When a judge who helped derail President Donald Trump’s travel ban was hit with online threats, the abuse raised safety concerns among jurists across the country, and experts are worried that the president’s own attacks on the judiciary could make ...

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3 VERDICTS, 2 NARRATIVES

Missouri’s top plaintiffs’ wins typically make headlines, but 2016’s top verdicts garnered controversy and notoriety beyond the state’s borders. The top three plaintiff’s verdicts of 2016 were all the result of talc lawsuits. In each case, the plaintiff had developed ...

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Todd Lubben

When people in St. Louis go to the New Life Evangelistic Center for help with utility bills or to get a roof over their heads on a cold winter night, Todd Lubben’s efforts have helped make that possible. Lubben, an ...

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Martin Kerckhoff

Martin Kerckhoff’s career path has taken him around the world and back again to St. Louis. Kerckhoff worked on projects throughout the world before returning to his hometown and joining Monsanto as in-house counsel. “I highly recommend an in-house path,” ...

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JoAnn Sandifer

JoAnn Sandifer knows how to stick with things. She’s been at Husch Blackwell since she did an internship in law school. Recently, she spent eight years working on a case until prevailing at both the district and appellate court levels. ...

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Keith Williamson

Keith Williamson’s siblings have careers in law and business. As the youngest child who looked up to his brother and sister, he decided to combine the two. Williamson worked as a tax attorney before joining Centene, a multinational company based ...

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Trump agrees to $25M settlement to resolve Trump U lawsuits

President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors. The deal announced Friday by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would settle a lawsuit ...

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Justice Thomas calls conservatives to continue Scalia’s work

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says conservatives should make the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia a “prologue” in the effort to limit the power of the courts and other branches of government. The Supreme Court has too often ...

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Immigration attorneys flooded after election

Immigration hotlines are buzzing. Legal clinics are seeing an influx of clients. Public schools are fielding frantic questions from parents and students. Since the election, Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration has stirred anxiety nationwide among immigrants regardless of legal ...

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