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Discord of appeals

The Missouri Court of Appeals wasn't established as three separate courts. The state constitution says that it is supposed to be one court with three geographic regions. But now, some attorneys, including Ron Ribaudo, are saying appeals judges should be required to respect precedent from the other districts or automatically see the split appealed to the state Supreme Court. But others, including Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith, say the current system is the best option; no change is necessary.

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