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Perhaps the most significant change is proposed in Missouri Senate Bill 793 (SB 793) and similar bills that have been introduced in the Missouri ... R. Brent Elliott's “From the Bench” is a series of articles designed to provide the public with a better understanding of the judicial system and changes in the law.
According to Wallingford, Missouri is only one of five states that has yet to raise the age for juvenile court jurisdiction. The Senate passed the legislation unanimously in early March, with a vote of 31-0. It also received ample support during its public hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Helen Sloan, a ...

I am honored to announce that I am running for Circuit Judge for the 14th Judicial Circuit which includes Randolph and Howard Counties. ... I have served as Legislative Counsel for the Missouri Bar, and worked on legislation to secure funding for needy clients in civil cases throughout the state, sought ...
JEFFERSON CITY — Craig Wood's sentence is being cited by opponents of capital punishment who want to stop Missouri judges from sending criminals to death row with a jury's approval. Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is pushing for state lawmakers to take away the judicial power to ...
The bill would require a judicial hearing for 15 and 16-year-olds to ensure the wedding is not forced, as well as eliminate the possibility of obtaining a ... THEME: According to the Kansas City Star, the bill comes at a time when Missouri's marriage laws have come under fire for contributing to the number of ...
Texas County is part of the 25th Judicial Circuit in Missouri, which represents nearly 500 children in the judicial system. There are more than cases in Texas County alone, 80 percent of which are covered by CASA volunteers. Interested community members are encouraged to contact Samantha Banks at ...

Nixon won the first round in court, when the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled in February that commissioners were wrong about local pre-approval being necessary. The judicial panel transferred the case to the state's highest court for a final determination. When Nixon steps into the ...
The bill would require a judicial hearing for 15 and 16-year-olds to ensure the wedding is not forced, as well as eliminate the possibility of obtaining a marriage license under ... According to Missouri law, statutory rape is defined as anyone 21 or older having sex with someone under 17 outside of marriage.
As the Missouri General Assembly session enters the final weeks, this is the fifth in a series of stories updating the status of key legislative areas. ... The bill would require a judicial hearing for 15 and 16-year-olds to ensure the wedding is not forced, as well as eliminate the possibility of obtaining a marriage ...
The judicial commission -- comprised of James M. Dowd, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District and chairman of the commission, and commissioners Rita L. Burlison, J. Brent Dulle, Andre Harris and Bryan J. Sanger -- will meet to interview and select the nominees to be submitted to ...
The judicial panel transferred the case to the state's highest court for a final determination. When Nixon steps into the Missouri Supreme Court, he said it will mark his first arguments there in more than 15 years. He's been preparing by holding mock court sessions in front of attorneys who have grilled him ...
The couple "failed to identify a fundamental right that is restricted by the Turf Grass Ordinance," according to Ross' ruling. The Duffner's allegation was too broad and could lead to "heightened judicial scrutiny" for many zoning laws, Ross wrote. He also ruled that the potential punishment wasn't excessive.
Jan Duffner replaced her front lawn with a garden because of her allergies to grass. She and her husband sued the city of St. Peters over an ordinance requiring a certain percentage of the yard be covered in turf grass. Photo courtesy of Freedom Center of Missouri, which is representing the Duffners in the ...
WILLIAMSBURG — Adela Falk has announced her Republican candidacy for the 43rd District in the Missouri House of Representatives. The 43rd House District ... After working for judicial reform for nearly 10 years, Falk said she has decided to take her activism to the next level. With Missouri prisons ...
Union Executive Director Dale Roberts says it's up to the judicial system to resolve the matter, but they'll still endorse Love because the incident appears to have been a medical episode. ___. Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.
Agencies expected to participate in Criminal Justice Week at Southeast include the Southeast Missouri Law Enforcement Academy, the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the Early Prevention Impacts Community (EPIC) Coalition, the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab, 32nd Judicial Circuit ...
Missouri: “The law has long forbidden routine use of visible shackles during the guilt phase; it permits a state to shackle a criminal defendant only in the presence of a special need.” (Deck went on to hold that the Constitution bars the use of visible shackles in the penalty phase of a capital trial, absent a ...

She currently serves on the Ozarks Medical Center Board of Directors and the Missouri State University-West Plains Board of Development. “I will provide a courtroom experience for our circuit which is free from bias and favoritism. I believe I am the right person at the right time to be the 37th Judicial Circuit ...
She was appointed associate judge in Jackson County in 2005 and is a member of Judicial College Board of Trustees and the board of Southern Illinois Women for Health and Wellness. Before taking the bench, she was a trial lawyer in the first, 20th and second circuits, and fifth District Appellate Court.
The two bipartisan Senate bills to protect Mueller would make it harder to fire a special counsel by requiring a judicial review. However, Republicans backing the bills have not been able to agree on the details. The bills were first introduced last summer, as Trump first started publicly criticizing Mueller.
... is a firefighter and paramedic in Columbia, Mo. and his daughter, Alexis, is a recent graduate in the process of applying for medical school. Missouri's 37th Judicial Circuit includes Howell, Oregon, Carter, and Shannon Counties. He is running for presiding judge against fellow Republican Melissa Stewart ...
Public defender Tom Bailey, who handled Bazell cases for the Missouri State Public Defender's office, said that he obtained relief for about 20 defendants in the time before the court determined it would not apply the ruling retroactively. That left about 12,000 defendants stuck with a charge that the court ...
Eric Greitens, to serve as the student representative to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents. ... He also has been an Interfraternity Council/Judicial Board member and is president of the Lutheran Chapel of Hope, a student employee in the Office of the President at Southeast and an ...
Supporters say that requiring judicial approval for 15- and 16-year-olds to wed would allow judges to weed out inappropriate or forced marriages. But in February, it was that requirement that triggered robust debate on the House floor, with opponents arguing that the inclusion of a judge stripped parents of ...
16- and 17-year-olds need a parent's consent and approval from judge in county where they live. Mississippi: Under 21 must have approval from both parents. Boys under 17 and girls under 15 also need judicial approval. Missouri: Ages 15 to 17 need approval from one parent. Under 15 requires judicial ...
The theocrat who managed to lose a Senate special election in one of the reddest precincts of the Bible Belt is offering his dubious blessing to Courtland Sykes, an obscure, parachuted-in-from-nowhere Senate candidate in Missouri who made his own news last month with a statement chock-full of insults to ...
The process of impeachment in Missouri works unlike almost every other state. Like most of the states and the federal government, the process starts in the House of Representatives. "First of all the impeachment process starts with the House Judiciary Committee on whether or not there should be articles of ...
“There was a cloud hanging over the judiciary,” recalls Troutman Sanders partner Norman L. Underwood, a former Court of Appeals judge. ... To end the case, Miller agreed to appoint 30 black judges and adopt the so-called “Missouri plan of judicial selection, in which judges are appointed and then ...
Appalled that Missouri still allows brides and grooms as young as 15, 14 and even preteens to marry, state legislators are poised to vote on a bill that would .... In written testimony, the Tahirih Justice Center called on lawmakers to strengthen H.B. 1630 with four changes: require 17-year-olds to get judicial ...
Pictured are, front row from left, Truman Wiles (Howell County), Municipal Judge William Hass (West Plains, Mountain View, Willow Springs, Thayer, and Winona), and Presiding Circuit Judge David Evans. Back row, Judges Don Henry (Howell County), Sandra West (Shannon County), Harvey Allen ...
Until recently, Camden and Morgan counties were among 22 of Missouri's 114 counties without an adult drug court. Judge Kenneth Hayden of the 26th Judicial Circuit last year ordered that drug courts be established in those two counties, serving all counties in the circuit. The Lake of the Ozarks region, ...
Declarations of candidacy for Ray County offices, along with 8th Circuit Court judge, Ray and Carroll Associate Circuit Court judges and the Missouri House of Representatives District 39 seats, will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, for the Aug. 7 primary. Candidate filings for county offices, including Ray ...
The process of impeachment in Missouri works unlike almost every other state. Like most of the states and the federal government, the process starts in the House of Representatives. "First of all the impeachment process starts with the House Judiciary Committee on whether or not there should be articles of ...
The federal judge overseeing the criminal case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has ordered special counsel Robert Mueller · Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team to turn over any “exculpatory evidence” to his ...
The Columbia Daily Tribune reported in January that the manslaughter charge was dropped, but Branham still faces the other charges. The case is pending in Howard County, Mo. Senate Bill 791 was presented to the Missouri Senate's Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday.
Class-action lawyers have grown quite fond of Missouri's Merchandising Practices Act, which prohibits “deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation, [or] unfair practice” in “trade or commerce.” Boosted by a 2016 Missouri judicial decision that articulated a sweeping definition of false ...
The Missouri Department of Corrections' (DOC) current budget is about $726 million. Fischer also emphasized the court's successes on Wednesday. “I am happy to report Missouri's judiciary is in good shape. We are nationally recognized as leaders,” Fischer says. He also notes the Missouri judiciary was ...
Missouri Chief Justice Zel Fischer is calling to expand drug treatment courts to help fight opioid misuse. Jan. 24, 2018 ... Fischer told lawmakers gathered in the Missouri House for the annual State of the Judiciary speech that he expects treatment courts "will be on the front lines of the opioid battle." But he ...
Fischer outlined priorities in how the judiciary, legislative and executive branches can work together to improve Missouri courts and the state's ... He also spoke about the progress of the state's judicial partnership, which transfers judges from jurisdictions with fewer cases to busier jurisdictions to help ...
... Arizona and Missouri for campaign trips and rallies. The trip to Arizona alone, where he met with Marines and hosted a rally, cost over $1.5 million. Two trips by Trump to Mar-a-Lago, including a trip where he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, cost over $1 million, Judicial Watch previously reported.
State court officials estimate cost savings of approximately $8,000 annually, increased training costs ranging from approximately $29,000 to $55,000 annually, and unknown annual costs related to judicial vacancies. Local governments estimate no costs or savings. The petitions, which would amend Article V of the Missouri ...
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Eric Greitens on Friday appointed a top assistant to the St. Louis prosecutor investigating blackmail allegations against the Missouri governor to a judicial position. Annette Llewellyn, who was still an employee of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's office as of 1 p.m. Friday, ...
Next month he will return to updating you on recent changes to our judicial system. As a Judge in the five-county 43rd Circuit, I am required to hear many types of cases. In addition, as a senior trial judge, I am often assigned by the Missouri Supreme Court to handle specific cases in other jurisdictions.
A lawsuit alleging that a Republican Missouri senator was violating the state's open records law has been dismissed. The Kansas City Star reports that a Cole County judge dismissed the lawsuit against Sen. Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph on Wednesday. The judge ruled that the judicial branch doesn't have ...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens appears to be bracing for a fight to preserve his political life after admitting to an extramarital affair but denying anything ...
Schaaf refused, noting that the Missouri General Assembly has argued for years that the state's Sunshine Law doesn't apply to individual state representatives and senators or their staff. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetum dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday, concluding that the judicial branch doesn't ...
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Wood. Greene County Judge Thomas Mountjoy is scheduled to sentence Wood Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Springfield judicial courts facility. University of Missouri forensic pathologist Dr. Carl Stacy testified during the trial that Hailey Owens died from a ...
Donald Trump's Judicial Takeover Can Only Be Stopped if Democrats Win the Senate ... The only way to stop the seizure of the judiciary is for Democrats to win the Senate in November. It may be ... Democrats are also defending seats in the deep red states of Montana, Missouri, North Dakota, and Indiana.
JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri state trooper who was fired after he was convicted of a misdemeanor in the drowning death of a handcuffed Iowa man is suing to get his job back. Anthony Piercy filed a petition last week for judicial review in Missouri's Cole County. The lawsuit claims Missouri State ...
Teeter was among 21 judicial nominations the White House resubmitted Friday, nominations the Senate failed to vote on before adjourning its 2017 session. ... judges she has worked with, along with a KU law professor, sent letters to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsing her nomination.


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