ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Missouri Supreme Court has set a March execution date for Russell Bucklew, a convicted killer who narrowly escaped execution three years ago because of a rare medical condition that created the risk of suffering during the execution process. 111 more words
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Public defenders say two recent high court rulings have left them facing a troubling dilemma: Take on too many cases and risk losing their law license to an ethics complaint, or refuse to take on an excessive workload and risk being held in contempt of court and jailed. 451 more words
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Rams are long gone from St. Louis, but they still may owe more than $350,000 in taxes to the state of Missouri. 90 more words
Missouri’s most notable claim-to-fame in modern legal philosophy is often overlooked.
The state’s constitutionally guaranteed system of merit-based judicial selection — the “Missouri Plan,” as it’s often called — marked a seismic shift in the process of court appointment, one that swept the nation in a grand revision of how we populate many of our appellate and high courts. 1,279 more words