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Appeals court rules against Kim Gardner in open records case

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling that the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office violated the state's open records law by not producing records sought by a conservative journalist.

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Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.

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Prosecutor: Prominent S.C. lawyer now faces 71 charges; $8.5M stolen

A once-prominent South Carolina lawyer now faces 71 charges that he stole nearly $8.5 million in wrongful death and wreck settlements from more than a dozen people after another round of indictments against Alex Murdaugh were handed up Friday.

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Police union lawyer: Suspect freed after positive COVID test

A domestic assault suspect was freed from jail after testing positive for COVID-19, despite being deemed dangerous enough that prosecutors wanted him held without a chance of bail, the attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association said.

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University of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse

The university said mediation led to the deal specifying 1,050 people will share in the financial settlement, the latest in several large payouts made by American universities following accusations of repeated sexual abuse by employees.

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Freed Missouri inmate sues over medical care in prison

A Kansas City man released from prison after serving more than 40 years for a wrongful conviction is suing the company that provides medical care for Missouri prison inmates.

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Missouri measure would raise bar on constitutional changes

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday debated a proposal that would raise the bar for amending Missouri's Constitution, an effort that follows the success of several Democratic policies at the polls.

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