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Halfway through session, bills to crimp litigation proceed

At the midway point of this year’s legislative session, trial attorneys and labor groups worry about both the provisions and the pace of several pieces of legislation that are priorities of business interests. Here’s a quick rundown on the effect and status of several other major pieces of legislation.

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Hundreds of pleas for mercy sent to Nixon before clemency decision

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has remained largely mum about his motivations for sparing the life of a condemned prisoner, but records obtained by The Associated Press show hundreds of people implored him to do so — including many who cast doubt on whether the man actually was guilty of murder.

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Capital briefs

■ New changes sought for state Court Plan This year’s battle over the Nonpartisan Court Plan is under way. Rep. Stanley Cox, R-Sedalia, introduced a proposed constitutional amendment last week that would offer the governor five candidates to choose from, ...

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