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Court amends ballot language for voting measure

A Missouri appeals court has partially reversed a ruling approving ballot language in an initiative petition effort aimed at making it easier to vote. In a Jan. 29 opinion, a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ...

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Missouri Supreme Court weighs funding ban for abortion clinic

Whether Missouri lawmakers can use an appropriations bill to strip Planned Parenthood of funding appears to hinge on whether doing so effectively rewrote the state’s Medicaid payment scheme. The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Dec. 10 on language in the ...

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Judge upholds gun ban on University of Missouri campuses

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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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Missouri Supreme Court precedents stymie quest for legislative precision

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The Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 1 turned aside challenges to the procedural validity of two recent legislative bills. Ron Calzone, the citizen activist who opposed the bills in court, doubts they will be the last challenges to fail. “My ...

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US high court redistricting case draws on Missouri’s example

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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