Courts in Missouri
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The Missouri State Court system consists of four levels of courts. Its lowest courts are the Missouri Municipal courts, which exclusively handle traffic cases and ordinance violations. Above that are Missouri's 45 Circuit Courts. Circuit Courts handle all civil cases as well as domestic relations, criminal, and juvenile cases. Missouri is divided into 3 court districts, each with its own Court of Appeals. These hear civil, criminal, and administrative agency appeals. The Missouri Supreme Court is the highest court in the state and hears all types of appeals and any case involving a potential death penalty sentence.

Missouri's system ( provides online access to information regarding Missouri public records, including some Missouri court records as well as information from Missouri's Fine Collection Center. The 'Your Missouri Courts' website also provides an extensive self-help section ( where you can find forms and information regarding many types of Missouri court cases. Missouri also offers an e-filing system where registered users can file Missouri court documents online, but this is generally only available to attorneys. See for more information regarding e-filing.
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22, Dec 2014 - Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
BOSTON (AP) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
22, Dec 2014 - Federal panel to hear ex-Detroit mayor's appeal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
DETROIT (AP) - A three-judge panel will hear former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal for a new trial. Documents show oral arguments are scheduled for Jan. 13 before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
22, Dec 2014 - Family of executed Ohio inmate sues expert witness - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's former expert witness on lethal injection should have known that a condemned inmate would suffer because of a two-drug combo that had never been used before, the inmate's family said in a lawsuit.
22, Dec 2014 - Polanski lawyers accuse prosecutors of misconduct - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The seemingly endless quest by Los Angeles authorities to extradite film director Roman Polanski has taken a new twist with the 81-year-old director renewing his fight to be free of his prosecutors.
22, Dec 2014 - AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
MIAMI (AP) - Six prisoners from Guantanamo Bay have been transferred to Uruguay, the U.S. government said Sunday, announcing a resettlement deal that had been delayed for months by security concerns in the Pentagon and political considerations in the South American country.
22, Dec 2014 - Washington, MO Freed American endured years of declining health - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
WASHINGTON (AP) - Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison, losing hope that he would ever be free and at one point apparently contemplating suicide. He dropped more than 100 pounds, developed hip problems and lost most of the vision in one eye.
22, Dec 2014 - Benjamin Watson and Sin Versus Skin: Ferguson, New York and Our Home
The events surrounding Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, and Darren Wilson's plight and resignation, constantly pound reminders of Joe Martin's trial in to my head. Because I was one of the jurors in the Joe Martin trial, it's my visceral connection to one of democracy's primary questions, "What is justice?"
22, Dec 2014 - Arpaio's racial profiling case enters new phase - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
PHOENIX (AP) - A 7-year-old racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff known for immigration enforcement is about to enter a new phase as a judge considers whether to seek punishment against the lawman for disregarding the court's orders.
22, Dec 2014 - AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have arrived as refugees in Uruguay, a South American nation with only a tiny Muslim population, amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison.
22, Dec 2014 - Barry, MO Iberia corruption, austerity fuel anger at leaders - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - In Spain, citizens are fuming over tales of a secret political slush fund. In Portugal, people are aghast that a former prime minister has been jailed awaiting a possible trial for corruption.
22, Dec 2014 - Holder announces plan to target racial profiling
In the wake of clashes at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says new Justice Department guidance will aim to end racial profiling and ensure fair and effective policing.
22, Dec 2014 - Judge puts limits on police tactics in Missouri
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has imposed some limits on what actions police can take during protests in Missouri, ruling that officers must give demonstrators a reasonable chance to disperse before deploying tear gas and other chemical agents.
22, Dec 2014 - Documents reveal new details of Oklahoma execution - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal hearing begins Wednesday over Oklahoma's attempts to resume executions nine months after a bungled lethal injection in which a death row inmate writhed on the gurney, mumbled and lifted his head after receiving a new drug combination.
22, Dec 2014 - Joplin, MO Nowata Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Joplin Kidnapping, Assault Case
A former Nowata man convicted for the assault and kidnapping of two Missouri women near Joplin in December 2011 has been sentenced again to four concurrent terms of 15 years.
22, Dec 2014 - Henry, MO Missouri man, 70, gets life in prison for murder
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A western Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his neighbor following a feud. Attorney General Chris Koster’s office handled prosecution of 70-year-old Lonny Leroy Mays of Clinton. Koster said Wednesday that Judge Mark Pilley also sentenced May to 15 years for armed criminal […]
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