The Court of Appeals Western District has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to decide whether part of a recent change in the state’s criminal code operates retroactively.Read More »
Eileen Haughey Searls, a Saint Louis University law professor emerita and longtime director of the former Omer Poos Law Library at the university, died Jan. 6. She was 94. Searls directed the law library — then named for the SLU ...Read More »
In a Jan. 4 order, U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough approved class certification for seven parolees in their suit against officials from the Missouri Department of Corrections, Division of Probation and Parole and the parole board.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a legal dispute in which 15 states are seeking to strike down laws in California and Massachusetts that require larger living areas for some farm animals. The attorney general’s office ...Read More »
New St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell is wasting no time implementing changes in how the county approaches crime. But so far he’s not ready to address his biggest issue: whether to reopen the investigation of the fatal police shooting ...Read More »
Seventeen Kansas City police officers who formerly worked in a unit that failed to properly investigate crimes against children have been disciplined, with seven of the officers no longer working in the department, Police Chief Rick Smith announced Tuesday. Smith’s ...
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A federal judge has approved an additional $500,000 payment for the daughter of a black man fatally shot by a white St. Louis police officer in 2011. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the money approved Thursday will Anthony Lamar Smith’s ...Read More »
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt argues in a brief filed with the Missouri Supreme Court courts should change the way the cost of incarceration —commonly called board bills — is collected from indigent inmates. In a brief filed Monday, Schmidt ...Read More »
Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to collect sales taxes on online purchases, allow sports gambling and overhaul legislative redistricting when they return for the start of the 2019 session. Actions by the U.S. Supreme Court and Missouri voters last year ...Read More »
Advocates for LGBTQ Kansans say recent decisions by two Johnson County cities to pass anti-discrimination ordinances suggest support for such laws is growing and could spread beyond cities in northeast Kansas. Prairie Village and Mission city councils in December approved ...
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