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Supreme Court to weigh Lamar Johnson case

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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Shifting gears: Missouri Supreme Court pace picks up in 2019

In the last six months of 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court appeared to be gearing up for some big decisions. So far in 2019, that behind-the-scenes work is bearing fruit. As of the court’s handdown on June 25, the high court ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Abandonment

  Where a defendant argued that his counsel was ineffective for failing to object to certain jury instructions, the amended Rule 29.15 motion was filed four days after it was required to be filed, so the motion was untimely, and ...

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