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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Nixon shows no support for gas chamber execution method

Gov. Jay Nixon
Credit KBIA File Photo

 

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he does not support the gas chamber method to execute prisoners according to KMOX. The issue of lethal injection in death penalty cases has been tied up in courts. Last week, Attorney General Chris Koster suggested Missouri use gas chambers for prisoner executions. He says state statutes allow for either method of execution. 

When Governor Nixon was asked about Koster's suggestion at a press conference Tuesday, he said Missouri does not have a gas chamber and issues related to the death penalty need to be worked out in the courts. 

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Politics
8:57 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Missouri bill prohibits use of foreign laws

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Court rulings based on laws made outside the U.S. would be unenforceable in Missouri if those laws violate the state or U.S. constitutions under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The House passed the measure 109-41 on Wednesday. The bill passed the Senate last month and now heads to the governor.

Versions of the bill considered in previous years specifically prohibited Islamic Sharia Law, but this legislation would affect all foreign legal codes.

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PM Newscasts
5:21 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Newscast for May 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Veterans home funding bill sent to Mo. governor
  • Mo. House passes bill on asthma medicines in schools
  • MU coach Haith getting key to city in St. Louis

 

Politics
10:22 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Boone Co. court applies for sentencing grant

Boone County’s 13th judicial circuit court is seeking funding for the possible addition of a veterans alternative sentencing program.

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