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Criminal Law: Juvenile Murder Defendant – Certification Procedure – Life Without Parole

State v. Andrews (MLW No. 61620/Case No. SC91006 – 50 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Fischer, J.; Price, C.J., Russell and Breckenridge, JJ., concur; Wolff, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Teitelman and Stith, JJ., concur in opinion of Wolff, J.; Stith, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Teitelman and Wolff, JJ., concur in opinion of Stith, J.)

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A conversation with Judge Fischer

When Zel Fischer was selected to the Missouri Supreme Court last year, he was largely unknown outside northwest Missouri, where he was an associate circuit judge in Atchison County. On the state’s highest bench for five months now, Fischer has had a chance to get his feet on the ground and write a few opinions. He graciously agreed to sit for a question-and-answer session with reporters and editors from Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

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