19, Aug 2014 - Republicans and race: why Mississippi drama matters
The long drama known as the Mississippi Republican primary of 2014 is winding down. Tea partyer Chris McDaniel’s effort to undo the victory of veteran US Sen. Thad Cochran in a June runoff is headed to state court – at best, a long shot for the young state senator. Ed Martin, chairman of the Missouri GOP, stood alone in his effort to get the RNC to censure Mississippi committeeman Henry Barbour ...
19, Aug 2014 - Missouri Attorney General Pushing 'Yes' Vote On Amendment 1
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster was in Springfield today pushing a YES vote for Amendment 1, also known as the 'Right-To-Farm' bill.Koster says opponents say this bill will prevent all regulations on agriculture, undoes D-N-R's CAFO regulation and eliminates county health ordinances. He disagrees."All rights that are granted to citizens, even those placed in our constitution, are subject ...
18, Aug 2014 - Rush to be 1st woman to lead Indiana Supreme Court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Loretta Rush, a longtime juvenile court judge who joined the Indiana Supreme Court in 2012, was unanimously chosen as the state's first female chief justice Wednesday, setting the stage for what could be a long run at the court's helm.
18, Aug 2014 - Judge to review Facebook posts of rape accuser - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook account, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns.
18, Aug 2014 - Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DENVER (AP) - Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.
17, Aug 2014 - Gay Marriage Lawsuit Moves To Federal Court
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A lawsuit challenging Missouri's ban on gay marriage has been moved to federal court instead of state court. The lawsuit was originally filed in Jackson County by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses. Attorney General Chris Koster's office intervened in the case and moved it to U.S. District Court ...
17, Aug 2014 - Missouri gay marriage case moved to federal court
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge will hear a lawsuit challenging Missouri's ban on gay marriage after state Attorney General Chris Koster intervened in the case and moved it out of state court.
17, Aug 2014 - Missouri gay marriage ban challenge moves to federal court
A federal judge will hear a lawsuit challenging Missouri's ban on gay marriage after state Attorney General Chris Koster intervened in the case and moved it out of state court.
16, Aug 2014 - Boy accused in fatal stabbing to have mental exam - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A judge on Monday ordered a mental competency exam for a 12-year-old boy charged with murder in the stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground.
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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.