The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that state law doesn’t allow a judge to order a criminal defendant who is raising a diminished-capacity defense to undergo a mental examination.Read More »
In Missouri, there’s no clear avenue for detained juveniles to claim ineffective assistance of counsel — but they might have one soon, thanks to a case heard by the Missouri Supreme Court on April 23.Read More »
The Court of Appeals Southern District declined to recognize a “negligent recommendation” cause of action in a lawsuit alleging that a religious college gave a church the name of a pastor who went on to abuse a minor.
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A pair of the procedurally oddest wrongful-death cases in recent Missouri history went before the Supreme Court last week. The high court on April 9 considered the continued viability of a lawsuit stemming from suspicious deaths at a northern Missouri ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether a recent softening of the penalties for repeat drug offenses applies retroactively to people still serving harsh sentences.Read More »
In a 4-3 split decision, the Missouri Supreme Court found on April 2 that the state had indeed violated discovery rules in winning a drug conviction but that the defendant was not entitled to a new trial.Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new penalty phase for a former Dent County sheriff’s deputy convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, leaving for another day whether a judge was right to have given him the death penalty. Marvin Rice ...Read More »