law http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Judges Reject Separate Docket For St. Louis Gun Cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judges-reject-separate-docket-st-louis-gun-cases <p><strong>Updated at 4:55 with reaction from chief Sam Dotson.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/168672607/Gun-docket-proposal-Judge-Jack-Garvey">A proposal</a> that would have had two judges handling most crimes involving firearms in the city of St. Louis has been rejected by the judges themselves.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:42:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kate Essig 29949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judges Reject Separate Docket For St. Louis Gun Cases Verdict Of Voters To Determine Missouri Judicial Selection Process http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/verdict-voters-determine-missouri-judicial-selection-process <p>In the upcoming election, Missouri voters will decide whether to change how judges are chosen in the Show Me State.</p><p>More than 70 years ago Missourians voted for a nominating system that strove to take political influence out of the judiciary.</p><p>But as St. Louis Public Radio's Maria Altman reports,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/pdf-bill/tat/SJR51.pdf">Constitutional Amendment 3</a> made it to November's ballot after increased criticism of that plan in recent years.</p><p><strong>How it all works - now</strong></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:16:56 +0000 Maria Altman 5671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Verdict Of Voters To Determine Missouri Judicial Selection Process Public Defenders Can Now Refuse Cases – But Seek Long-Term Solution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-defenders-can-now-refuse-cases-seek-long-term-solution <p></p><p>Missouri’s public defenders won a big case before the state supreme court this summer.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:26:13 +0000 Maria Altman 4697 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Defenders Can Now Refuse Cases – But Seek Long-Term Solution What do dry-cleaning and online dating have in common? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-do-dry-cleaning-and-online-dating-have-common <p>Both were subjects of new laws signed by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn today.</p><p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:08:37 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 4398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What do dry-cleaning and online dating have in common? Mo. court strikes down part of 2008 harassment law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-court-strikes-down-part-2008-harassment-law <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has struck&nbsp;down part of a state harassment law enacted after the suicide of a&nbsp;St. Charles County teenager who was teased over the Internet.</p><p>The high court on Tuesday invalidated a 2008 state law defining harassment to cover anyone who &quot;knowingly makes repeated unwanted&nbsp;communication to another person.&quot;</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 19:44:16 +0000 The Associated Press 3805 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. court strikes down part of 2008 harassment law Judge: Mo. flag desecration law unconstitutional http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-mo-flag-desecration-law-unconstitutional <p>A federal judge has ruled that Missouri&#39;s flag&nbsp;desecration law is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson issued a permanent&nbsp;injunction Tuesday in the case of Frank Snider, a Cape Girardeau man arrested in 2009 for using a knife to cut up an American flag&nbsp;and then throwing it into the street.</p><p>Jackson&#39;s ruling prohibits the state, its political subdivisions&nbsp;and its officials from &quot;enforcing or threatening to enforce&quot; the&nbsp;law.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:17:33 +0000 The Associated Press 3329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge: Mo. flag desecration law unconstitutional Superheroes and the law? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/superheroes-and-law <p>If <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4302">today's episode of <em>St. Louis on the Air</em></a><em> </em>was your idea of a legal-palooza AND you have an affinity for comic books, then you'll really love <a href="http://lawandthemultiverse.com/">this neat site</a>. Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:21:03 +0000 Libby Franklin 160 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Superheroes and the law? Mo. lawmakers pre-file bills for 2011 session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pre-file-bills-2011-session <p><span class="article-content"><span>Missouri lawmakers have been pre-filing bills this week in preparation for the legislative session that begins next month. Here's the lowdown on these early ventures:</span></span></p><p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:04:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 66 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers pre-file bills for 2011 session