missouri supreme court

Crime
3:17 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Judge tosses evidence in Woodworth murder trial

State prosecutors seeking a Chillicothe man's third murder conviction in his neighbor's 1990 death will have to pursue the case without vital ballistics evidence.

Read more
Crime
8:21 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Mo. court strikes down science incentive fund

Americasroof Wikimedia Commons

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a decision striking down a 2011 law that created an incentive fund for science and technology-based businesses.

In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the court said the law was unconstitutional because the Legislature linked it to an unrelated bill about tax credits. That separate bill ultimately did not pass during a 2011 special session.

Read more
Politics
3:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. House backs measure aimed at child sex abuse

File photo KBIA

Missouri House members have given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at helping child sex abuse prosecutions.

Read more
Politics
3:35 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts

Americasroof Wikimedia Commons

The Missouri Supreme Court is examining whether the governor has wide discretion to cut spending, even when revenues aren't running short.

Read more
Politics
8:57 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Mo. Supreme Court to hear 2 prominent court cases

Americasroof Wikimedia Commons

The state Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments this week in cases involving school transfers and survivor's benefits for the gay partner of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

Both cases are to be argued before the high court Wednesday.

Cpl. Dennis Engelhard was killed in 2009 while investigating a Christmas Day accident on Interstate 44 southwest of St. Louis. His partner sued for survivor's benefits, but their 15-year relationship is not recognized by the state.

Read more
Politics
8:13 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Chief justice praises drug courts in annual address

Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 10:32 pm

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Teitelman sang the praises of the state's drug court system during his annual State of the Judiciary Address Wednesday.


He told lawmakers that 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the state’s drug courts, which provide treatment options for non-violent drug offenders.

Read more
Politics
4:24 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Gov. Nixon announces newest member of MO Supreme Court

Flickr steakpinball

Governor Jay Nixon announced today that Paul C. Wilson will be the newest member of the Missouri Supreme Court. Wilson will fill the vacant spot left by William Ray Price Jr.

Read more
Politics
4:15 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Law upheld for St. Louis firefighters to live outside city limits

The Camerons

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a state law aimed at allowing veteran St. Louis firefighters to live outside the city limits.

Read more
Politics
8:54 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Mo. Home Care Union hopes for first contract

A union representing 13,000 workers who provide in-home care to the disabled says it hopes a decision by the Missouri Supreme Court can clear the way for negotiations with the state on a contract.

The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear an appeal of a May ruling upholding a vote by the workers to be represented by the Missouri Home Care Union. The union says that clears the "last legal obstacle delaying negotiations" on its first contract.

The workers are paid by the state to help the disabled in their homes with daily tasks such as bathing and cleaning.

Politics
8:43 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Mo. court rejects challenge to cash-only bail

File Photo Flickr

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a criminal defendant may be forced to pay cash to be released from jail before trial.

A St. Louis County set a $75,000 cash-only bail for a man accused of invading people's privacy by using a concealed camera in a massage therapy business. The defendant, Kirk Jackson, challenged the cash bail order.

Politics
5:59 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Columbia attorney among MO Supreme Court nominees

Brian Turner Flickr

A state nominating commission has selected a Columbia attorney as one of the three finalists to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

Read more
Politics
7:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Mo. high court considers cash-only bail requirements

Brian Turner Flickr

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether criminal defendants can be required to pay cash to be released from jail before trial.

Read more
Politics
5:30 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Judge William Ray Price, Jr. on issues facing Mo. courts as he steps away

Judge William Ray Price, Jr.
Tim Bommel Mo. House Communications office

Judge William Ray Price, Jr. served on the Missouri Supreme Court for 20 years including two terms as chief justice.

Price left the high court earlier this month to return to private practice.

Read more
Politics
2:56 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Group of former Mo. Supreme Court judges oppose selection changes

steakpinball Flickr

Defenders of Missouri's method of selecting appellate judges are fighting a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the system.

Read more
Politics
6:03 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court declines to set execution dates

jonathunder wikimedia commons

The Missouri Supreme Court has declined to set execution dates for six condemned killers, saying doing so is "premature" until the courts decide if Missouri's new execution method passes constitutional muster.

Read more
PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Newscast for July 31, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice
  • State Supreme Court upholds fiscal notes for ballot initiatives
  • USDA releases crops progress report
  • Columbia Airport adds flights to Atlanta
Politics
5:14 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice

(via Flickr/Jennifer_Boriss)

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 7:23 am

Updated 4:33 p.m. with reporting by KCUR's Elana Gordon.

Missouri’s Supreme Court has effectively overturned state caps on non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases.  The court ruled today in favor of Deborah Watts, who filed suit against Cox Medical Centers in Springfield for injuries her son suffered at birth in 2006.

Read more
Politics
3:50 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

State Supreme Court upholds fiscal notes for ballot initiatives

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 6:07 pm

The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the authority of the state auditor to write financial summaries for ballot initiatives.

Read more
Politics
5:19 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court suspends St. Louis attorney

The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended a St. Louis attorney who previously pleaded guilty in federal court to funneling contributions to the Missouri Democratic Party in a scheme that involved a former governor.

Read more
Politics
5:23 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives

jonathunder Wikimedia Commons

The authority of the Missouri auditor to write financial estimates for ballot initiatives is under scrutiny by the state Supreme Court.

The high court heard arguments Monday on whether a law directing the auditor to prepare the financial estimates exceeds the limits of the auditor's authority spelled out in the Missouri Constitution.

Read more
Politics
4:21 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Bukowsky drops out of District 47 race

Just 24 hours after she was nominated as the Republican candidate to the Missouri House representing the newly created District 47, Columbia, Mo. Defense Attorney Jennifer Bukowsky has decided to drop out of the race.

Read more
PM Newscasts
6:27 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Newscast for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Bid protest halts construction at Birds Point Levee
  • Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy
  • The Missouri Supreme Court says two candidates for state Legislature can be on this year's ballot.
  • Missouri Gaming Commission has a new chairman
Politics
6:09 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Commission accepting applications for Mo. Supreme Court

s_falkow Flickr

Missouri’s Appellate Judicial Commission is accepting applications for a new judge to sit on the seven-member Missouri Supreme Court.

Read more
Politics
8:35 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Attorneys raise concerns about new lethal-injection drug

A syringe of propofol. The drug will now be used in executions in Missouri. It's also commonly used in veterinary medicine.
Nottingham Vet School Flikr

As the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether to set execution dates for six condemned killers, attorneys for death row inmates are citing concerns over the state's new one-drug lethal injection method as among the reasons why the executions should not proceed.

Read more
Politics
10:41 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Most senior Supreme Court member resigns

The longest-serving member of the Missouri Supreme Court has announced his resignation. effective Aug. 1.

Read more
Politics
4:52 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Mo. court strikes down part of 2008 harassment law

Jonathunder Wikimedia Commons

The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down part of a state harassment law enacted after the suicide of a St. Charles County teenager who was teased over the Internet.

The high court on Tuesday invalidated a 2008 state law defining harassment to cover anyone who "knowingly makes repeated unwanted communication to another person."

Read more
AM Newscasts
9:02 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Newscast for May 18, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including :

  • State Supreme Court urged to set dates for 19 death sentences
  • End of session will lack drama, but not fireworks
  • Columbia business owner sentenced for Iraq donations
Politics
8:16 am
Fri May 18, 2012

State Supreme Court urged to set dates for 19 death sentences

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 8:28 am

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is urging the State Supreme Court to set execution dates for 19 death sentences. Koster says no legal barrier is barring the high court from moving forward with the executions. 

Koster says 10 cases of capital punishment have already been awaiting execution dates for over 3 years. He gave the court an additional 9 names today and says there is no legal ground for delaying punishment.

Read more
Science, Health and Technology
5:27 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

New judge sought in Missouri Medicaid contract lawsuit

The Missouri Supreme Court has been asked to appoint a new judge to hear a lawsuit challenging a state Medicaid contract.

Read more
Politics
5:18 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri flag desecration law declared unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Missouri’s law banning flag desecration is unconstitutional.

Read more

Pages