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US high court redistricting case draws on Missouri’s example

A statue sits in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned today whether police officers should have unbridled freedom to place GPS devices on cars to track criminal suspects. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Missouri’s recent constitutional amendment on redistricting serves as an unusual example in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case on partisan gerrymandering. The high court is set to hear two cases on March 26 that could determine how much partisan consideration ...

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Property rights group renews efforts

Missouri Citizens for Property Rights has received the go-ahead from Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to begin circulating petitions for amendments that would eliminate the use of eminent domain for private development. Centene Corp. lost its bid to have the city of Clayton use eminent domain so that the company could build a headquarters. The state Supreme Court said the blight designation was improper. The firm decided to build its headquarters in St. Louis City instead.

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