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

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

Bukowsky drops out of District 47 race

Jun 22, 2012

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.

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

Commission accepting applications for Mo. Supreme Court

Jun 8, 2012
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Missouri’s Appellate Judicial Commission is accepting applications for a new judge to sit on the seven-member Missouri Supreme Court.

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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.

Most senior Supreme Court member resigns

Jun 5, 2012

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

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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."

Newscast for May 18, 2012

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

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.

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

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

It appears the Missouri Supreme Court might not rule on legal challenges to congressional and state House districts before the candidate filing period ends next week.

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Gov. Jay Nixon wants Missouri lawmakers to pass ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected the most recent law because of how it was approved.

Newscast for February 17, 2012

Feb 17, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Governor Nixon to outline new ethics proposal today
  • State lawmaker wants limits on sex-offender list
  • Missouri congressional map back in state Supreme Court


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Governor Jay Nixon is calling on Missouri lawmakers to pass new ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court threw out a 2010 ethics law.' That law was tossed out because of the way legislators approved the law. Nixon will outline the element he wants to see in a new law during a news conference today.

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Wide-ranging ethics rules that were passed by Missouri lawmakers two years ago were tossed out Tuesday by the State Supreme Court.

Governor Jay Nixon has named Judge George Draper the Third to the Missouri Supreme Court.  Draper will move to the state’s High Court from the Eastern District Appeals Court.