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3:35 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts

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

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8:57 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Mo. Supreme Court to hear 2 prominent court cases

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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.

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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.

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4:24 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Gov. Nixon announces newest member of MO Supreme Court

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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.

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4:15 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

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

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

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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.

8:43 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Mo. court rejects challenge to cash-only bail

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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.

5:59 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Columbia attorney among MO Supreme Court nominees

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

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7:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Mo. high court considers cash-only bail requirements

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

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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.

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2:56 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Group of former Mo. Supreme Court judges oppose selection changes

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

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6:03 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court declines to set execution dates

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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.

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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
5:14 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice

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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.

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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.

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