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Two groups sue to get state-worker data provided to union

For years, Missouri has handed over data on state employees to a public-sector workers’ union. Now two conservative groups are suing a state agency in Cole County Circuit Court to obtain that data. On Aug. 28, the nonprofit Show-Me Institute ...

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State oversight of schools may keep it on hook for $4M award

The state of Missouri’s 12-year takeover of the formerly unaccredited St. Louis Public Schools may be complete, but a legal dispute involving a $4 million default judgment against an ex-music teacher imprisoned for repeated sexual assault of a female student ...

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One set of facts produces two discrimination charges

The Court of Appeals Western District ruled Aug. 6 that the Missouri Human Rights Commission was able to give a plaintiff the go-ahead for two claims arising from the same set of facts. In 2016, Charles Watkins filed a claim ...

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Appeals court OKs expungement for two offenses in two years

Western District

The Court of Appeals Western District ruled May 28 that a man who racked up two misdemeanors in a two-year period still qualifies for expungement. The petitioner, identified in the opinion as R.G., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of ...

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Ruling could end 18-year Baptist Convention suit

Western District

A years-long fight involving the governance of several entities affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention appears to be over following a ruling from the Court of Appeals Western District.

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Judge throws out state ethics law

Missouri's latest round of ethics laws is unconstitutional in more ways than one, a circuit judge ruled. In an order released today, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green said a state law passed last year violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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