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Missouri sues China over coronavirus pandemic

The state of Missouri filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Chinese government over the coronavirus, alleging that nation’s officials are to blame for the global pandemic. The lawsuit, filed in federal court by the state’s top prosecutor, alleges Chinese officials ...

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Supreme Court finds picketing ban goes too far

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled March 31 the state cannot enforce a blanket ban on picketing by public employees. But a larger case about the rights of public-sector unions is headed its way. In a unanimous opinion, the court said ...

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Missouri paid more than $24M to settle lawsuits in 2019

The Missouri Attorney General’s office says taxpayers spent more than $24 million in 2019 on lawsuits against the state. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the $24.2 million paid in 2019 by the Legal Expense Fund is down from the ...

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Deputy AG brings experience to Safer Streets prosecutions

Cristian Stevens

The new year marked a major milestone in an effort to reduce violent crime statewide through greater cooperation between the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and federal prosecutors. The Safer Streets Initiative — launched by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt last ...

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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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Judge upholds gun ban on University of Missouri campuses

University of Missouri campus

A Boone County circuit judge held that the University of Missouri’s on-campus gun rules meet constitutional muster. In a Nov. 18 ruling, Judge Jeff Harris said the school’s longstanding rules, which generally prohibit the possession of firearms on university property, ...

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