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Defender seeks to expand court cost rulings for poor defendants

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An attorney who won a landmark ruling earlier this year regarding criminal defendants’ jail fees is now trying to “push the envelope” on other court costs that his clients had been told to pay. But a recent spate of court ...

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Supreme Court to weigh Lamar Johnson case

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The Court of Appeals Eastern District says it doesn’t have the power to let Lamar Johnson’s case be reopened, but perhaps the Missouri Supreme Court can. The appeals court on Dec. 24 dismissed an appeal seeking a new trial for ...

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Appeals court rules renamed sex offense still qualifies for removal from registry

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The Court of Appeals Western District ruled Sept. 24 that a northwestern Missouri man isn’t subject to life on the state’s sex-offender registry just because his crime has been renamed. Danny Joe Dixon, then 47, pleaded guilty in 2003 to ...

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