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3:52 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Missouri senator proposes death penalty bill

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City.
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A Missouri Republican is proposing legislation intended to speed executions of those who kidnapped their murder victims.

The legislation would limit extensions for appeals, and the Missouri Supreme Court would need to hear arguments in a case within six months of submission of the last written argument. The high court would have another six months to issue its decision.

The measure also would require the court to issue a warrant to carry out the execution no more than 10 days after the defendant's state and federal appeals have ended.

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5:18 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Debate stalls on Mo. liability limits legislation

Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City
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Debate has stalled in the Missouri Senate over legislation that would reinstate a limit on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state Supreme Court struck down the previous cap.

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5:56 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Mo. Senate considers newborn screenings for heart disease

MU Healthcare

The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would require newborn screenings for congenital heart disease.

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