state of the judiciary

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  Missouri's chief justice says the state needs to make sure its municipal court system is driven by fairness rather than economics.

Chief Justice Mary Russell said in her State of the Judiciary address Thursday that the local municipal courts are often Missourians' first encounter with the justice system.

Legal defense advocates have identified the maze of municipal court fines faced by residents as one cause of anger in the St. Louis area following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Newscast for January 19, 2012

Jan 19, 2012

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