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Jay Ashcroft

Jay Aschcroft
Sep 20, 2022

Ashcroft pitches 10th Amendment redistricting theory to high court

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a high-profile case that could affect the ability of state courts to hear redistricting cases, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says the numerous groups weighing in on the underlying legal theory are missing the point.

Notarial stamp, notary public
Apr 6, 2020

Gov. Parson suspends in-person notary rules

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order that temporarily suspends the requirement that a notary public must conduct the notarization of official documents while the signer appears in-person before them. The April 6 order allows for the use of audio-video technology to complete the personal-appearance requirement, according to a press release from the governor’s […]

Missouri state capitol
Apr 2, 2020

Attorneys lobby for remote notarization while ‘distancing’

With social-distancing measures in place and anxiety about contracting COVID-19 on the rise, some Missouri attorneys are urging government officials to permit the remote notarization of legal documents. Kansas City attorney Aimee Gromowsky took to Twitter March 20 to lobby Gov. Mike Parson to sign an executive order that would allow notaries to witness the […]

Jul 12, 2019

Supreme Court denies ACLU application for abortion-referendum petition

The Missouri Supreme Court will not consider the ACLU of Missouri’s arguments that the state of Missouri should expedite the referendum process to enable it to start collecting signatures earlier as part of its efforts to undo new abortion regulations. The decision Friday bookends a week of activity in the state appellate courts involving the […]

Jul 8, 2019

Court rules for ACLU on abortion-referendum petition

The ACLU of Missouri’s efforts to place the state’s new law restricting abortions before the voters for approval may proceed if the Missouri Supreme Court does not take up the matter. A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District unanimously ruled on July 8 that Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft exceeded his […]

Jun 18, 2019

Statewide vote is sought on abortion bill already partly in effect

How much say do voters get when lawmakers declare something is an emergency? A series of lawsuits is testing a new — or at least newly rediscovered — aspect of Missouri election law. After lawmakers in May passed a bill severely restricting abortion, opponents of the law vowed to seek a referendum that would allow […]

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