23, Nov 2014 - Judge rules Missouri ban on gay marriage violates Constitution
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution in a decision that would extend the right of gay couples to marry across the Midwestern state. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith found that the Missouri ban ran afoul of the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law ...
23, Nov 2014 - Saint Louis, MO Clemency coalition seeks freedom for 14 women
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A new coalition of Missouri lawyers and law professors that includes a former governor and a retired state Court of Appeals judge is asking Gov. Jay Nixon to commute the prison sentences of 14 women, most of whom it says were victims of domestic violence. The Community Coalition for Clemency made […]
22, Nov 2014 - Judge: Police can't stop media, others from recording law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri
ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.
21, Nov 2014 - East Prairie funeral home operated without license, how it affects you
According to court papers, Ricky Penrod of Shelby Funeral home of East Prairie, Missouri agreed to stop holding funerals. That was in 2009, and yet, funeral services have continued there since.
20, Nov 2014 - State judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban in Missouri
Following in the footsteps of Pulaski Circuit Judge Chris Piazza, a Missouri state court has struck down the Missouri ban on same-sex marriage . As Piazza and others have held, it's unconstitutional. A Kansas City judge had earlier ruled that it was unconstitutional for Missouri not to recognize marriages legally performed in other states. Marriage licenses were being issued Wednesday afternoon ...
20, Nov 2014 - Missouri ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, federal judge rules
A federal judge ruled on Friday that Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution and a dozen couples were married in the county where the ban was challenged.
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 - 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 - 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 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 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 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.
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 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 - 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 ...
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...
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'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 ...
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 - 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.
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.
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 - 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.