Nanette Laughrey http://kbia.org en Judge: Linn State drug testing unconstitutional http://kbia.org/post/judge-linn-state-drug-testing-unconstitutional <p></p><p>A federal judge has ruled that a mid-Missouri technical college's mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when applied to most students.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey in Jefferson City on Friday sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued Linn State Technical College on behalf of six students.</p><p>Linn State attorney Kent Brown had not yet read the ruling, but said any ruling against the school would be appealed.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:42:35 +0000 Associated Press 40501 at http://kbia.org Judge: Linn State drug testing unconstitutional District Judge says her husband - Rep. Chris Kelly - won't affect her Mamtek ruling http://kbia.org/post/district-judge-says-her-husband-rep-chris-kelly-wont-affect-her-mamtek-ruling <p>A federal judge in Missouri has refused to remove herself from a lawsuit involving a failed sweetener company whose leaders were aggressively questioned by the judge's lawmaker husband.</p><p>Attorneys for investment bank Morgan Keegan wanted U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey to step aside from a lawsuit filed by an Alabama investor in the failed plant in Moberly.</p><p>The Columbia Tribune reports John Cromeans is seeking restitution of $50,000 he spent on bonds issued by the Moberly Industrial Development Authority for Mamtek U.S. Inc. and marketed by Morgan Keegan. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:00:46 +0000 Associated Press 38498 at http://kbia.org District Judge says her husband - Rep. Chris Kelly - won't affect her Mamtek ruling Columbia business owner sentenced for Iraq donations http://kbia.org/post/columbia-business-owner-sentenced-iraq-donations <p>A Columbia business owner has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for sending money to Iraq for more than a decade. Thu, 17 May 2012 22:05:48 +0000 Associated Press 14346 at http://kbia.org