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Donald Carmody dies at age 79

Don Carmody

Don Carmody, a Carmody MacDonald founding partner, died on Dec. 19 at age 79. A statement from the firm said that he died peacefully from cancer.

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Missouri high court tosses mall shooting murder conviction

Scales of Justice, gavel, legal, chairs,

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a man's murder conviction in a deadly 2018 shooting outside a suburban Kansas City shopping mall because he wasn't allowed to argue at trial that he acted in self-defense.

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Eastern District denies challenge to initial cash bond

Eastern District

The Court of Appeals Eastern District on Dec. 14 turned aside a challenge to the practice of setting bond as part of the initial arrest warrant in criminal cases. Now the attorney who brought the challenge hopes the Missouri Supreme Court will take up the matter.

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Sutton named to Western District appeals court

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

For 33 years, Judge Janet Sutton’s job changes have required her to move no further than one floor of the Clay County Courthouse to the next. Her next move is a bit bigger.

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Missouri treasurer cracks down on schools with mask mandates

Missouri's treasurer no longer will help schools refinance bond debt unless superintendents promise not to enforce face mask requirements and other COVID-19 safety measures issued by local officials.

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