29, Jul 2014 - Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
29, Jul 2014 - SD Supreme Court Ruled on Drunk Driving Cases
The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled Monday on drunk driving cases in the state. Attorney general Marty Jackley announced that in the United States Supreme Court case of McNeely versus Missouri, warrantless blood draws will not work on previous drunk driving cases in South Dakota.
29, Jul 2014 - State Supreme Court Sets Execution Date for Leon Taylor
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The State Supreme Court has set a date for the execution of convicted murderer Leon Taylor. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection just after midnight, September 10, at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center at Bonne Terre. Leon Taylor (courtesy; Missouri Department of Corrections) Taylor was convicted of the 1994 murder of Robert Newton, who was ...
28, Jul 2014 - Missouri voters may fortify digital privacy rights
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld privacy protections against police searches of cellphones, but Missouri voters looking to fortify those rights will get their chance next week. The Aug. 5 ballot measure known as Amendment 9 would require police to obtain a warrant before ...
27, Jul 2014 - Ex-cop in movie theater shooting released on bail - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A former Florida police captain charged in a fatal movie theater shooting has been released from jail. Pasco County Judge Pat Siracusa set 71-year-old Curtis Reeves Jr.'s bail at $150,000 on Friday.
27, Jul 2014 - State board privately debates KC schools' accreditation pitch
The Missouri Board of Education and the state's attorney general privately discussed Tuesday the Kansas City School District's request to restore its provisional accreditation status.
26, Jul 2014 - Kentucky effort to resume executions hits snag - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's efforts to resume executions appeared to hit a snag Wednesday after a judge said he was concerned that officials want to use the same method that led to an execution that took 26 minutes in neighboring Ohio.
26, Jul 2014 - Stay granted in Missouri execution; state appeals
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday refused to halt the execution of a Missouri inmate accused of killing three people in 1995, but defense attorneys said they were continuing to fight in the courts and had requested a stay at the district court level.
26, Jul 2014 - Fifteen years later, Senate confirms Missouri jurist to federal bench
In 1999, GOP-led chamber denied Ronnie White — first black justice on state Supreme Court — a seat.
26, Jul 2014 - Maine man charged with killing dad incompetent - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine man charged with killing and dismembering his father has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will remain in a state psychiatric facility.
25, Jul 2014 - Indiana won't recognize same-sex marriages - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana won't recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed before a federal court halted a lower-court's decision to lift the state's gay marriage ban, the governor's office said Wednesday.
25, Jul 2014 - A look at what's next for gay marriage in the US - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's decision to ask the nation's highest court to review a federal appeals court ruling in favor of gay marriage nudges the issue closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.
25, Jul 2014 - Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.
25, Jul 2014 - Judge orders James Brown documents made public - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.
25, Jul 2014 - Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.
05, Apr 2014 - Appeal on gay marriage ruling dampens celebrations - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DETROIT (AP) - Bethany Joy Rozeboom and Mary Winn couldn't have been much happier after receiving their long-awaited marriage license this weekend after a judge's ruling that Michigan's ban on such same-sex unions was illegal.
04, Apr 2014 - Wyoming high court sides with state on lodging tax - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled the state can collect the full tax amount on retail lodging sales made by online travel companies, even if they have no physical presence in the state.
04, Apr 2014 - Judge to strike down part of Ohio gay marriage law - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that would strike down part of the state's ban on gay marriages but stop short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings.
04, Apr 2014 - Judge ponders tax restraining order
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem is deciding whether to issue a restraining order that would prevent Missouri’s Revenue department from accepting or processing income tax returns from same-sex couples living in Missouri, who were married in other states that allow such marriages.
03, Apr 2014 - Gators get berth in Tournament
Cassie Peoples drives down the court during Florida’s 81-76 loss to Missouri on Feb. 20 in the O’Connell Center. Florida will play sixth-seeded Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
03, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court won't stop Texas execution over drug - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday that it won't stop the execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys want the state to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.
03, Apr 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Missouri court upholds summary for campaign initiative
A Missouri appeals court panel has upheld the financial estimate for a potential ballot initiative seeking to reinstate campaign contribution limits.
03, Apr 2014 - Lawyers: The purpose of marriage is procreation - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Marriage exists for its procreative potential, not just as recognition of a loving relationship between two people, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees, lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk said in a new court filing.
03, Apr 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Missouri governor signs cellphone tower measures
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday reinstating some limits on the authority of Missouri cities and counties to restrict cellphone towers. Nixon signed four bills into law that partially re-enact a 2013 state law, which was struck down by a Cole County judge ...
02, Apr 2014 - Joplin guard Brown says he'll play at Southern
Charlie Brown’s calendar awareness matches his basketball court awareness. “My next tweet will not be April fools,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning, April 1. Then came the next tweet: “Verbally committed to Missouri Southern State University.”
01, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court may take up Va. sex registry case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
WASHINGTON (AP) - She was a 24-year-old swimming instructor who had a sexual affair with a male student under 16. The woman was convicted in Virginia in 1993 of unlawful sex with a teenager and served 30 days in jail.