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Novel bill attempts to restore med mal caps

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.

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Ending the revolving door

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 ...

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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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Execution protocol not subject to rulemaking procedures

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 ...

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Prospects dim for raising judges’ salaries

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.

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