Saint Louis University School of Law is among the 25 law schools with the largest percent declines in enrollment, according to a new study by legal education magazine The National Jurist.
Former state Supreme Court Judge Michael A. Wolff won the second annual Missouri Lawyers Weekly Supreme Court prediction pool.
Can you change a constitutional right without actually amending the constitution? Sponsors of a bill under consideration in a Missouri Senate committee are trying to find out.
Mayor Francis Slay has criticized city judges for granting probation too easily. But not everyone thinks that putting a large share of people on probation is wrong. Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff has spoken out about the need for alternatives to prison. Data show that especially for those convicted of nonviolent crimes, Wolff said, […]
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that a company operating a private jail in Johnson County must pay the state sales and use taxes on consumable items it supplies to inmates. But one judge is questioning whether a private company is even legally authorized to operate a jail. ICC Management Inc. is in charge of operating […]
Almost 17 years after Herbert Smulls was convicted of first-degree murder it looks as if his case is coming to an end. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said it won’t review Smulls’ claims that he is entitled to another trial due to a St. Louis County judge’s decision to allow the prosecutor to strike […]
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 judges took 15 months to decide it, ruling Tuesday that workers who were excluded from […]
Death-row inmates lost an administrative challenge to the state’s lethal-injection method when the Missouri Supreme Court held in a 4-3 decision that the injection protocol is not subject to notice-and-comment rulemaking. Seventeen inmates claimed in Middleton, et al. v. Missouri Department of Corrections, et al. that the DOC violated the state’s administrative procedures law in [&hell[...]
The Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation met in late November in Jefferson City and approved a proposal stipulating a raise for judges and elected officials if state employees receive a salary increase. One person undecided on the measure is Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia. The newly elected state senator said he would need to study the proposal more before making a decision on it.
Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael A. Wolff and the chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court have asked President-elect Barack Obama to work toward a “major change in state and federal sentencing practices.” The judges mailed their request to Obama’s team in a letter dated Dec. 29. In the letter, they recommended doing away with […]
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