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Advocates call LGBTQ rulings a positive step

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A pair of Missouri Supreme Court rulings have opened the door for LGBTQ individuals to bring sex-discrimination claims under the Missouri Human Rights Act, but the rulings don’t settle the issue of sexual orientation and gender-identity discrimination once and for all.

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Price ‘open to listening’ to Missouri Plan changes

The judge who will soon be the main steward of the Missouri Plan said Tuesday that he's open to some changes in its structure. Judge William Ray Price Jr. will take office as chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court on July 1, a position that makes him the head of the commission that selects candidates for judicial vacancies.

Video of Price's interview: Part 1, Part 2

Related story: Judge Laura Denvir Stith discusses her tenure.

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Discord of appeals

The Missouri Court of Appeals wasn't established as three separate courts. The state constitution says that it is supposed to be one court with three geographic regions. But now, some attorneys, including Ron Ribaudo, are saying appeals judges should be required to respect precedent from the other districts or automatically see the split appealed to the state Supreme Court. But others, including Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith, say the current system is the best option; no change is necessary.

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Three apologies, no explanation for delay

  It was a case challenging the constitutionality of workers’ compensation reform laws passed at the beginning of then-Gov. Matt Blunt’s term – politically tinged and high profile. How the Missouri Supreme Court handled the case was unusual. First, the ...

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