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Aug 26, 2014

Nixon defends prosecutor in Ferguson shooting probe

Gov. Jay Nixon defended his decision not to replace a local prosecutor probing the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer, a day ahead of the funeral of the young man whose death sparked days of civil unrest in Ferguson.

Aug 18, 2014

Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests continued after a curfew was put in place over the weekend.

Aug 14, 2014

State patrol takes over Ferguson security with new approach

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over security in Ferguson, which has been roiled by protests after the shooting death by police of an unarmed teenager. (Updated)

May 9, 2014

Senator says criminal code bill won’t be vetoed; Nixon’s office won’t confirm

The Senate sponsor of a bill revising Missouri’s criminal code said Friday that Gov. Jay Nixon will not veto the bill, but the governor’s office would not confirm that a decision had been made.

Feb 23, 2013

Nineteen seek slot on Western District

Nineteen people are applying for an opening on the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, the Appellate Judicial Commission said. The commission plans to publicly interview the applicants starting at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 at the appeals court building in Kansas City. The three finalists are expected to be named later that day. Under […]

Feb 11, 2013

Senate debates Second Injury Fund

A debate over the fate of the Second Injury Fund will continue. The Missouri Senate last week spent days working on a bill that would put more money into the nearly insolvent fund while limiting the types of disabilities it covers, but lawmakers reached no resolution.

Aug 26, 2011

Auditor sues over Gov. Nixon’s budget withholdings

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich filed a lawsuit today claiming Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget withholdings violate the state constitution.

Aug 12, 2011

Nixon appoints circuit judge at home plate

Some baseball players slide into home plate, some baseball fans get married there, but how many judges can say that’s where the governor appointed them? There’s at least one: Rex Burlison, who on Tuesday was named to the St. Louis Circuit Court.

Jul 12, 2011

Sidney T. Pearson appointed Dent County prosecuting attorney

Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Sidney T. Pearson III, of Cuba, as prosecuting attorney for Dent County. The position became vacant after the governor appointed Brandi L. Baird as associate circuit judge.

Jun 26, 2011

Clerks carry heavy load

Many people feel overworked, but clerks in dozens of Missouri counties have proof.

Jun 16, 2011

Commission announces nominees for St. Louis Circuit Court vacancy

The 22nd Judicial Commission nominated two associate circuit judges and a member of Gov. Jay Nixon’s staff to fill a vacancy in the St. Louis Circuit Court — Judge Paula Perkins Bryant, Judge Elizabeth Byrne Hogan and Rex M. Burlison.

Jun 2, 2011

Van Matre gets interim appointment to MU board

A Columbia lawyer will serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators for at least a few months following a move today by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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