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Omnibus judiciary bill ‘very, very dead’

A bill that includes a number of provisions for the legal community and the judiciary is "very, very dead," the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee said as the 2009 legislative session drew to a close. Sen. Matt Bartle (pictured), R-Lee's Summit, said "valiant efforts" were made to save the bill, but to no avail. Earlier this week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City, presented legislation comprised of provisions that had previously been introduced as standalone legislation. Click here to view a slideshow from the last day.

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Compilation of legal issues nears legislative consent

The House passed a wide-ranging judiciary bill on Wednesday that includes a controversial plan to convert drug court commissioners into associate circuit judges. But the bill’s sponsor says that provision will likely be taken out of the bill, as several ...

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Plan bill gets its day

Sen. Jim Lembke (pictured) championed reform of the Nonpartisan Court Plan on the floor of the Missouri Senate on Wednesday. It was the first time the controversial proposal had been debated by the full Senate. Lembke, a Republican from Lemay, took charge in shepherding a proposed constitutional amendment altering the plan used to choose judges in various parts of the state. And the longtime opponent of the current plan could point out opponents of his resolution, many of whom possessed a notebook about an inch and a half thick that featured talking points in support of the current plan.

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