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Clay divorce case moves to St. Louis County

Congressman Lacy Clay’s divorce proceedings have moved from the city to St. Louis County. The transfer made last week comes after Clay’s wife, Ivie, publicly questioned whether she would get a fair divorce in her husband’s district. “Is it conceivable ...

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Judge defends sealing Clay divorce filing

St. Louis Circuit Clerk Mariano V. Favazza and Judge Margaret M. Neill (pictured) are defending the process used this week to seal U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay's divorce filings. Clay's wife, Ivie, who was not consulted about the sealing, issued a statement saying she hadn't been told of the divorce filing and questioning whether she could get a fair divorce proceeding in St. Louis. The case raises a number of legal issues, including: Is it appropriate for a circuit clerk to delay releasing a public record before a judge seals the record? Can a judge seal the file in a divorce proceeding without notifying the other party? Can a judge seal the file without giving specific and tangible reasons for doing so?

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Lacy Clay files for divorce

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, has filed for divorce from his wife, Ivie Lewellen Clay, according to court filings. They have two children together, Carol and William III. Lacy Clay filed the petition Tuesday in St. Louis Circuit Court, ...

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