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Inmate shot, wounded at jail in Jefferson City

Authorities are investigating after an inmate was shot and wounded at a Missouri jail. KRCG-TV reports that the Cole County inmate was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and then returned to the jail in Jefferson City. Sheriff John Wheeler says ...

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Post-conviction ‘statement in lieu’ is not necessarily abandonment

Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District issued a ruling April 9 that teased out the difference between attorney abandonment and an attorney’s filing of a “statement en lieu” — that is, a document in which post-conviction counsel tells the court that he or she has found no facts or claims to add to a defendant’s pro se petition.

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Court plan repeal effort challenged in court

 In the fight over Missouri’s method of selecting judges, history tends to repeat itself very quickly. Late last week, attorneys filed two legal challenges to a proposed constitutional initiative petition that would repeal the state’s Nonpartisan Court Plan. The proposal, ...

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Attorney objects to settlement of governor’s e-mail suit

An attorney for special investigators is officially objecting to settlement of the state lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt’s office over public records. What effect that objection will have remains unclear. A hearing on the settlement is set for this afternoon. ...

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