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Supreme Court to weigh Lamar Johnson case

The Court of Appeals Eastern District says it doesn’t have the power to let Lamar Johnson’s case be reopened, but perhaps the Missouri Supreme Court can. The appeals court on Dec. 24 dismissed an appeal seeking a new trial for ...

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2 lawsuits allege inmate sexual assault by Missouri guard

A second lawsuit has been filed against a guard at a Missouri women’s prison alleging sexual assault of an inmate. The lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Chillicothe Correctional Center officer Edward Bearden of sexually assaulting inmate Lynnsey Betz. The lawsuit also ...

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Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes

A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologized publicly Sunday to Trump and his family, calling the online posting “a mistake.” But Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a ...

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Nixon to join Dowd Bennett after leaving office in 2017

After 30 years in Missouri public office, Gov. Jay Nixon is headed for the private sector. Nixon will join the law firm of Dowd Bennett in St. Louis after he leaves office on Jan. 9.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Teitelman Foreseen As High Court Consensus Builder

New Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard B. Teitelman is a familiar figure in the state’s legal community for his decades of work with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, on The Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors and most recently as a ...

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Unrest may be over, but the lawsuits keep coming

It’s been more than a year since Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson and subsequent protests and unrest, but earlier this month a woman filed suit against Ferguson police, claiming they unlawfully told her to stop recording their actions and arrested her when she did not comply.

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Missouri judges get raise despite lack of lawmaker approval

Missouri judges got a pay increase this year even though lawmakers didn’t set money aside for the raises. Supreme Court, court of appeals, circuit and associate circuit judges are getting paid about 1 percent more than last fiscal year. Court ...

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Judge awards $17.8M over trust depletion

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge followed up a jury’s record $78 million verdict over a depleted trust with a $17.8 million judgment for a related trust. But the judge also ruled that the plaintiff, co-trustee Barbara Morriss, must pay a contribution of $5.9 million.

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Court denies man’s attempt to charge Wilson with assault

The Missouri Court of Appeals dismissed an affidavit from a man seeking assault charges to be brought against former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in regards to the Michael Brown shooting incident. Cleve Molette filed the affidavit for criminal complaint ...

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Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites was convicted of murder and other charges Monday, shortly after he told jurors he hoped to “die a martyr” for the shootings. After the jury of ...

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