missouri supreme court

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.

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5:23 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives

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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.

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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.

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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
6:09 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Commission accepting applications for Mo. Supreme Court

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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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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.
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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.

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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.

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4:52 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Mo. court strikes down part of 2008 harassment law

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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."

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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
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.

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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.

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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.

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2:49 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court does not rule on redistricting

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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5:16 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Governor Nixon asks for ethics reform

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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.

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AM Newscasts
10:57 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Newscast for February 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