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Abortion-funding ban heads to Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City. File Photo

The Missouri Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments on whether abortion is an appropriate subject for lawmakers to address in an appropriations bill. The arguments, set for the morning of Dec. 10, stem from state lawmakers’ decision in 2018 ...

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Missouri Supreme Court rules power of attorney covers arbitration agreement

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City. File photo

The Missouri Supreme Court split 4-3 on whether a quadriplegic man was bound by an arbitration agreement that the person to whom he gave power of attorney had signed when admitting him to a nursing home. In its Nov. 19 ...

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St. Louis circuit attorney made an ‘intervenor’ to own case

Kimberly Gardner

In a case as procedurally tangled as Lamar Johnson’s, even the docket orders might have some value. Johnson was convicted in 1995 of the murder of Marcus Boyd. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, whose office now contends he was ...

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