“D.E.G.” is currently sitting in the Jackson County Detention Center awaiting trial for a crime he allegedly committed as a 15-year-old. His attorney argues he never should have been removed from the juvenile court system. But under a Missouri Supreme ...Read More »
In 1991, a judge declared Michael Kelly not guilty by reason of insanity. The Missouri Supreme Court now is considering whether he was competent to enter such a plea in the first place. Kelly’s attorney argued on Nov. 5 that ...Read More »
In 2011, the Appellate Judicial Commission asked candidate George W. Draper III why, after serving in so many judicial roles, he wanted to join the Missouri Supreme Court. “Anything you give your life to, you’d like to get a chance ...Read More »
In Missouri, there’s no clear avenue for detained juveniles to claim ineffective assistance of counsel — but they might have one soon, thanks to a case heard by the Missouri Supreme Court on April 23.Read More »
Retired Judge Charles Blackmar once joked that he only read insurance policies carefully “if somebody is paying me to read them.” “I don’t read my own policy all that carefully because I know it wouldn’t do any good,” Blackmar said ...
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The Supreme Court clerk has sent a formal written response to a group seeking communications through the state’s Sunshine Law, but offered no indication of whether it will comply. James Harris, director of Better Courts for Missouri, sent a request ...Read More »
A group advocating changes to Missouri’s plan for selecting judges wants to know how actively involved the Supreme Court has been in fighting that effort. James Harris, director of Better Courts for Missouri, today filed a Sunshine Law request with ...Read More »