30, Mar 2015 - Lawmakers mull nitrogen gas for executions in Oklahoma - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma would become the nation's first state to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death-row inmates under legislation given preliminary approval Tuesday, as state lawmakers look for alternatives amid a growing shortage of lethal injection drugs.
29, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court denies execution reprieve for Missouri inmate
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's oldest death row inmate was executed Tuesday night for the 1996 shooting death of a sheriff's deputy after the state's governor and the U.S. Supreme Court denied last-minute appeals to spare his life. Attorneys for 74-year-old Cecil Clayton had argued that Clayton has brain damage from a 1972 sawmill accident and worsening dementia.
29, Mar 2015 - Missouri Supreme Court Assigns State Judge to Take Over Ferguson Cases Amid DOJ Report Revealing Ab
Municipal Judge Ronald J. Brockmeyer in Ferguson, Missouri, resigned Monday after the state's Supreme Court announced that it would take the "extraordinary action" of reassigning all cases to the circuit court following the Department of Justice's report last week that cited the judge's abusive practices. As of Monday, all municipal cases have been assigned to a state appeals court judge.
27, Mar 2015 - Ruling clears way for marijuana convictions to be erased - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Thousands of people busted in Connecticut for marijuana possession now have the right to get their convictions erased after the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the violation had been downgraded to the same legal level as a parking ticket.
27, Mar 2015 - AP Exclusive: Snyder uses pardon for connected lawyer - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder used his pardon powers to erase the drunken driving conviction of a politically connected lawyer who was appointed to a state economic board in 2011.
27, Mar 2015 - Settlement reached in lawsuit filed by Ferguson protesters
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three Missouri police agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six Ferguson protesters, according to court documents released Thursday.
26, Mar 2015 - KANSAS CITY, MO No ruling from Supreme Court on whether same-sex divorces OK
A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge should not have dismissed a request to divorce a same-sex couple, the Missouri Supreme...
12, Oct 2014 - Ferguson Shooting Protesters Win Order Limiting Police
Missouri state police were barred by a federal judge from arresting or threatening to arrest demonstrators peacefully protesting the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in August.
12, Oct 2014 - St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An assistant Missouri attorney general argued Monday in a St. Louis courtroom that state law, backed by a vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.
12, Oct 2014 - Missouri's ban on gay marriage to be challenged
An assistant Missouri attorney general argued Monday in a St. Louis courtroom that state law, backed by a vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.
12, Oct 2014 - Missouri sexually violent predator trials to be put on hold for class action lawsuit
Large federal lawsuit against controversial SORTS facility is set for trial in April.
11, Oct 2014 - Missouri won't appeal judge's order to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri will not appeal a state court judge's ruling requiring the state to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in other places, Attorney General Chris Koster said on Monday. The decision not to appeal the ruling came hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, allowing same-sex ...
09, Oct 2014 - Missouri must recognize same-sex marriages from other areas: judge
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who have wed legally in other places, a state court judge ruled on Friday in the latest case to address gay rights in the United States. Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that a state ban on recognition of legal same-sex marriages violated the rights of gay couples to the same ...
09, Oct 2014 - Missouri benefits expanded to same-sex spouses
Missouri's main health care and retirement plans are expanding benefits to same-sex spouses following a recent court ruling requiring the state to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.
09, Oct 2014 - Missouri Judge Rules for Marriage Equality for Out of State Weddings
Overshadowed by the news out of the Supreme Court, a state judge in Missouri just ordered the state to recognize marriages from other jurisdictions.
09, Oct 2014 - WATCH: Missouri's First Same-Sex Marriage Case In Court Today
A state judge will hear oral arguments for and against Missouri's constitutional amendment prohibiting the recognition of legal same-sex marriages in a court in Jackson County today. read more
09, Oct 2014 - Missouri health plan open to same-sex spouses
The health care plan for Missouri employees has opened coverage to same-sex spouses following a recent court ruling.
08, Oct 2014 - Missouri's November Ballot Must Be Reprinted
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A costly court decision has election officials across the state scrambling. An appeals court ordered that some of the language on November's ballot must be changed, due to an omission regarding Amendment 6 -- which would establish early voting in the Show-Me State. That means all ballots must be redone and voting software will have to be reprogrammed. "We were pretty sure we ...
08, Oct 2014 - Jury From Platte County to Hear Craig Wood Murder Case
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County judge rules a jury from outside Springfield will be brought to Greene County for the trial of accused killer Craig Wood. The judge did not grant a defense motion to move the trial proceeding away. Instead, he ordered that a jury be chosen from Platte County, Missouri just north of Kansas City, and brought to Springfield for the trial. Wood is charged with the ...
08, Oct 2014 - Business leaders lash out against punitive damages
Missouri business leaders expressed alarm Thursday about a state Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited punitive damages in a certain lawsuits. The court had ruled unanimously Tuesday that Missouri's ...
08, Oct 2014 - Massive Ballot Reprint Hits Missouri Counties With Unexpected Election Costs
Missouri Counties are going to be on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars, thanks to an ill-timed court ruling on upcoming ballot language.
08, Oct 2014 - Judge tosses 6-state suit over California egg law
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states asking the court to strike down a California law barring the sale of eggs in the state produced b
08, Oct 2014 - Missouri Supreme Court to hear child abuse case
The state’s highest court will hear arguments this week about whether a Springfield man accused of restricting his son’s diet and locking him in a bathroom for several days as punishment is guilty of child abuse.
08, Oct 2014 - Ballot Reprint Could Cost Green County Up to $100,000
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Twenty-one words are going to cost Missouri Counties tens of thousands of dollars. They’re the words the legislature left out of its ballot title for the early voting proposal that will be on the November ballot. A state appeals court says early voting will happen “but only if the legislature and the governor appropriate and disburse funds to pay for the increased costs ...
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 - 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 ...