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Western District Court of Appeals resignations now official

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Wednesday formally announced the resignations of three of its judges. Judges Paul Spinden and Ron Holliger leave the court this week, and Judge Joseph Dandurand will leave on March 2, the state’s ...

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Holder says waterboarding is torture

Attorney General-designate Eric Holder called waterboarding a form of illegal torture and promised to restore the credibility of a Justice Department he described as "badly shaken" by "improper political interference." At Senate confirmation hearings, Holder signaled that President-elect Barack Obama will suspend military tribunals used to try suspected war criminals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The tribunals must be "substantially revamped" to provide defendants with more due process and ensure fair treatment for suspects, he said.

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Western District resignations now official

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Wednesday formally announced the resignations of three of its judges. Judges Paul Spinden and Ron Holliger leave the court this week, and Judge Joseph Dandurand will leave on March 2, the state’s ...

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Dandurand tapped as deputy attorney general

Another judge from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District is leaving to join Attorney General-elect Chris Koster’s team. Judge Joseph Dandurand, who was appointed to the court just one year ago, will become deputy attorney general, Koster announced in ...

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Koster names Dandurand deputy attorney general

A second judge from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District is leaving to join Attorney General-elect Chris Koster’s team. Koster announced today that Judge Joseph Dandurand will be his deputy attorney general. “I have known Joe Dandurand for over ...

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An interdependent transition

Chris Koster is only a few weeks away from taking the reins of one of Missouri's biggest and most consequential law firms. However, his pace to make appointments to his new office has been slowed down by the uncertainty of who will remain or move on to follow outgoing Attorney General Jay Nixon to the governor's office.

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