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Court sides with school district in handcuffing suit

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A federal appeals court has ruled that Kansas City Public Schools and two of its employees did not violate the constitutional rights of a second-grade student by handcuffing him in 2014. On Aug. 1, a three-judge panel of the 8th ...

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Missouri Supreme Court suspends 2 former assistant circuit attorneys

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

The Missouri Supreme Court on Aug. 13 suspended indefinitely the law licenses of two former assistant circuit attorneys in St. Louis, scolding each for “repeated dishonesty.” Katherine Anne Dierdorf received a suspension of at least three years, and Ambry Nichole ...

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8th Circuit: Fox Theatre’s captioning policy not ADA compliant

The Fox Theatre

Does the Fox Theatre’s policy of captioning only one performance per week comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act? No, according to a split ruling Aug. 7 by a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “Fox’s one-captioned-performance ...

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MacArthur Justice, Husch win overhaul of parole process for juvenile offenders

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Attorneys from the MacArthur Justice Center and Husch Blackwell have won a federal court order mandating that Missouri overhaul its parole process for JLWOP prisoners — that is, state inmates sentenced to life without parole for crimes they committed as ...

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