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‘Something a little different’: Missouri Supreme Court turns to videoconferencing for remote hearing

Missouri Supreme Court remote hearing

As the Missouri Supreme Court held its first-ever remote oral argument, Chief Justice George W. Draper III tried to make things seem as normal as possible.

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Supreme Court weighs new trial 25 years after conviction

Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court considered whether a prosecutor has the authority to seek a new trial for a man decades after his conviction, which the prosecutor claims was wrongful.

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Missouri Supreme Court weighs wrongful conviction case

Missouri Supreme Court judges convened a remote court hearing Tuesday to hear arguments over whether to grant a new trial for a man who has spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he and the St. Louis ...

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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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Court’s jurisdiction at heart of debate in Lamar Johnson case

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District is considering whether it has jurisdiction to review an effort to reopen Lamar Johnson’s 1995 murder conviction. Johnson was convicted in 1995 of killing Marcus Boyd in a drug-related dispute. St. Louis Circuit ...

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St. Louis circuit attorney made an ‘intervenor’ to own case

In a case as procedurally tangled as Lamar Johnson’s, even the docket orders might have some value. Johnson was convicted in 1995 of the murder of Marcus Boyd. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, whose office now contends he was ...

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Prosecutors, legal scholars back appeal in murder case

Dozens of legal ethics scholars and prosecutors have joined an effort get a new trial for a man serving a life sentence for murder in Missouri. A brief filed last week by 106 scholars, including law professors from Stanford and ...

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Prosecutors, legal scholars back appeal in murder case

Dozens of legal ethics scholars and prosecutors have joined an effort get a new trial for a man serving a life sentence for murder in Missouri. A brief filed last week by 106 scholars, including law professors from Stanford and ...

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Undoing injustice: Metro prosecutors test viability of conviction integrity units

Jean Peters Baker Wesley Bell Kimberly Gardner

What should a Missouri prosecutor do upon learning her own office put an innocent man in prison? St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner believes Lamar Johnson is such a man. A jury convicted him of murder in 1995, but ...

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