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Self-defense claim gets another shot after high court’s remand

Missouri Supreme Court

A woman who received a 10−year sentence from a St. Louis City jury for a shooting incident has a second chance for a self-defense claim. The Missouri Supreme Court vacated the judgment after identifying missing jury instructions.

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High court says municipalities can take aim at SAPA

illustration of a gun on top of a flag and the U.S. Constitution

St. Louis City and St. Louis and Jackson Counties return to circuit court with the Missouri Supreme Court’s approval to challenge the constitutionality of a state law that bars enforcement of federal gun laws.

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Lack of affidavit leaves default judgment in place

Eastern District

The Court of Appeals Eastern District on April 19 affirmed a $114,000 default judgment against a St. Louis-area business, demonstrating how hard Missouri law makes it to set aside such judgments even during a pandemic.

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