supreme court http://kbia.org en SCOTUS ruling on union fees could affect Mo. home health care workers http://kbia.org/post/scotus-ruling-union-fees-could-affect-mo-home-health-care-workers <p></p><p>Missouri home health care workers could be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees in Illinois. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:03:54 +0000 Associated Press 55446 at http://kbia.org SCOTUS ruling on union fees could affect Mo. home health care workers In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments http://kbia.org/post/narrow-ruling-supreme-court-invalidates-3-obama-appointments The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three appointments President Obama made in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board are not valid because they were not approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.<p><a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1281_bodg.pdf">In a unanimous decision</a>, the justices said the Constitution's recess-appointments clause gave Congress the power to decide when it is in recess, and that there was no recess when Obama acted. The case is <em>National Labor Relations Board v. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:30:00 +0000 editor 55190 at http://kbia.org What DOMA means for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/what-doma-means-missouri <p></p><p>The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA Wedensday. It’s &nbsp;a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples.</p><p></p><p>For the states that have legalized gay marriage (12 of them, and the District of Columbia), it’s clear what the impact of this decision will be for same-sex couples in those states.&nbsp; Their spouses will now be entitled to the same federal benefits as straight couples, which was not the case in the past. But the result is murkier in the other 38 states where gay marriage is not legally protected (like in Missouri). Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:00:11 +0000 Ryan Famuliner, Rachel Lippmann & Jacob McCleland & Jennifer Davidson 36099 at http://kbia.org What DOMA means for Missouri After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples http://kbia.org/post/after-doma-whats-next-gay-married-couples The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Wednesday to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">overturn the Defense of Marriage Act</a> is a monumental victory for advocates of same-sex marriage.<p>But what happens now that the 1996 federal law that confines marriage to a man and a woman has been declared unconstitutional?<p>Will federal benefits flow only to same-sex married couples living in states that recognize their unions?<p>What about same-sex spouses who are legally married but living in states that ban such unions?<p Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 36079 at http://kbia.org After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling http://kbia.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-marriage-act The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today. By 5-4, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195863800/read-the-rulings-inside-the-same-sex-marriage-decisions">it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.</a><p>In a separate ruling, it declined to take on the broader issue of gay marriage. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:13:36 +0000 editor 36073 at http://kbia.org Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling Supreme Court rules necessity of warrant in most DWI blood draws http://kbia.org/post/supreme-court-rules-necessity-warrant-most-dwi-blood-draws <p>The United States Supreme Court ruled today in a Missouri case that police cannot take a blood test from a drunk driving suspect without a warrant, during a routine drunk driving arrest. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:46:16 +0000 Jacob McCleland 32227 at http://kbia.org Supreme Court rules necessity of warrant in most DWI blood draws Missourians respond to Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage http://kbia.org/post/missourians-respond-supreme-court-arguments-gay-marriage <script src="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/missourians-respond-to-scotus-gay-marriage-hearing.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/missourians-respond-to-scotus-gay-marriage-hearing" target="_blank">View the story "Missourians respond to SCOTUS gay marriage hearings" on Storify</a>]</noscript> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:25:48 +0000 Kellie Moore 31005 at http://kbia.org 18 applicants for Mo. Supreme Court opening http://kbia.org/post/18-applicants-mo-supreme-court-opening <p>The commission that picks finalists for the Missouri Supreme Court will interview 18 applicants to replace Judge William Ray Price Jr.</p><p>The commission said the pool includes three women and one racial minority. The commission selects three finalists, and Gov. Jay Nixon makes the final appointment.</p><p>Applicants include at least five who have worked for Nixon or his administration.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:58:58 +0000 Associated Press 17756 at http://kbia.org 18 applicants for Mo. Supreme Court opening McCaskill reaffirms support for federal healthcare law http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-reaffirms-support-federal-healthcare-law <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is breaking her silence on the Supreme Court&rsquo;s health care ruling.&nbsp; The Democrat told supporters Thursday at a party campaign office in St. Charles that she stands firm in her support of President Obama&rsquo;s Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; She also says the solutions for fixing health care offered by her Republican opponents would be burden seniors.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:30:20 +0000 Joseph Leahy 17118 at http://kbia.org McCaskill reaffirms support for federal healthcare law Missouri Medicaid expansion up in the air http://kbia.org/post/missouri-medicaid-expansion-air <p>After last week&#39;s Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama declared victory.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p>But there was one major gray cloud -- or silver lining, depending on your point of view -- leaving open the question of Missouri&#39;s participation in the expansion of Medicaid envisioned by the federal health care law.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 12:05:11 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16927 at http://kbia.org Missouri Medicaid expansion up in the air Newscast for June 29, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-29-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>After Supreme Court decision on health care, Missourians split on next step</li><li>Court's Medicaid ruling could leave thousands uninsured</li><li>Missouri will get No Child Left Behind waiver</li></ul> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:19:35 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16758 at http://kbia.org Newscast for June 29, 2012 Supreme Court Upholds Care Health Law http://kbia.org/post/supreme-court-upholds-care-health-law In one of the most widely anticipated decisions in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the sweeping federal law overhauling the nation's health care system is constitutional.<p>Chief Justice John Roberts said the requirement that individuals have health coverage or pay a penalty — known as the individual mandate — is within Congress' power to impose taxes. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:11:00 +0000 editor 16668 at http://kbia.org Supreme Court Upholds Care Health Law Newscast for June 8, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-8-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Columbia officials meet for two-day retreat</li><li>Commission accepting applications for Mo. Supreme Court</li><li>Rally against president&#39;s contraceptive mandate held at Mo. Capitol</li><li>WiFi coming to state parks</li><li>Phone line could play role in cancer prevention</li></ul> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 23:43:23 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15606 at http://kbia.org Missouri awaits Supreme Court ruling on health reform http://kbia.org/post/missouri-awaits-supreme-court-ruling-health-reform <p>Health care reform is in the cross-hairs at the U.S. Supreme Court this week. In this Health &amp; Wealth update, as the nine justices hear oral arguments on Obama&#39;s 2010 health reform, implementation of some aspects of the law are on hold in Missouri.</p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:09:52 +0000 Jacob Fenston 11381 at http://kbia.org Missouri awaits Supreme Court ruling on health reform Missouri flag desecration law declared unconstitutional http://kbia.org/post/missouri-flag-desecration-law-declared-unconstitutional <p>A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Missouri&rsquo;s law banning flag desecration is unconstitutional.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:18:58 +0000 Jacob McCleland 11062 at http://kbia.org Missouri flag desecration law declared unconstitutional Newscast for February 28, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-28-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>State senators face uncertain future after Mo. Supreme Court tosses redrawn district lines.</li><li>The Missouri Supreme Court hears testimony over a redistricting of House seats.</li><li>An Oscar-winning film and its directors are coming to Columbia.</li></ul> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:56:44 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 9616 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 28, 2012 Congressional map back in Supreme Court http://kbia.org/post/congressional-map-back-supreme-court <p>Two lawsuits challenging Missouri&rsquo;s new congressional district map have been heard for a second time by the State Supreme Court. The cases returned to the high court after the map was upheld two weeks ago by a Cole County judge.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:23:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8998 at http://kbia.org Congressional map back in Supreme Court Mo. high court to consider redistricting challenge http://kbia.org/post/mo-high-court-consider-redistricting-challenge <p>The Missouri Supreme Court plans to take another look at the state&#39;s newly redrawn congressional districts. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:11:03 +0000 Associated Press 8725 at http://kbia.org Mo. high court to consider redistricting challenge Newscast for February 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-13-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>School closures in Columbia on a snowy morning.</li><li>Governor Nixon heads to Columbia to discuss flood protection.</li><li>The Missouri Supreme Court plans to look again at congressional districts.</li></ul> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:57:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8690 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 13, 2012 MO Supreme Court wants map issue to go through lower courts http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-wants-map-issue-go-through-lower-courts <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of new state House districts &mdash; at least for now. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:11:52 +0000 Associated Press 7791 at http://kbia.org MO Supreme Court wants map issue to go through lower courts MO chief justice wants to shrink prison population http://kbia.org/post/mo-chief-justice-wants-shrink-prison-population <p>One day after Governor Jay Nixon made his State of the State Address, the annual State of the Judiciary Address was delivered to Missouri lawmakers Wednesday. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:00:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press 7261 at http://kbia.org MO chief justice wants to shrink prison population Mo. court upholds challenges to redistricting maps http://kbia.org/post/mo-court-upholds-challenges-redistricting-maps <p>Plaintiffs challenging Missouri&rsquo;s new Congressional and State Senate maps are celebrating. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:51:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7173 at http://kbia.org Mo. court upholds challenges to redistricting maps Health Reform Moves Toward the Supreme Court http://kbia.org/post/health-reform-moves-toward-supreme-court <p>Missourians have never been in love with health reform. A year ago, Missouri was the first to pass a state law prohibiting an individual insurance mandate. It was a largely symbolic rejection of the Affordable Care Act, but now, more serious obstacles are looming. Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is one of dozens of officials from around the country challenging &quot;Obamacare&quot; in the courts.</p><p>In this weekly Health &amp; Wealth update, the Affordable Care Act moves toward the U.S. Supreme Court.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 23:10:34 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2918 at http://kbia.org Health Reform Moves Toward the Supreme Court