Missouri Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Legal Roundtable: Are Missouri's Proposed Amendments Necessary? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-roundtable-are-missouris-proposed-amendments-necessary-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two proposed amendments to Missouri's Constitution will appear on August's ballot, and they are raising questions among law enforcement officials, lawmakers and voters.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:20:11 +0000 Erica Smith 37979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legal Roundtable: Are Missouri's Proposed Amendments Necessary? Missouri Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To St. Louis Red Light Cameras http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-hear-challenge-st-louis-red-light-cameras <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge to a red light camera program.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:10:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37488 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To St. Louis Red Light Cameras One Year Later, No End In Sight To School Transfer Turmoil http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-year-later-no-end-sight-school-transfer-turmoil <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One year ago Wednesday, the Missouri Supreme Court threw the lives of thousands of students, teachers, parents and school administrators into a turmoil that shows no signs of stopping.</span></p><p></p><p>By <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=62575">unanimously overturning</a>&nbsp;a lower court ruling and allowing students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to nearby accredited schools, the court enforced a 20-year-old law in a way that no one had foreseen would ever happen.</p><p>As a result:</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:11:03 +0000 Dale Singer 36879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One Year Later, No End In Sight To School Transfer Turmoil Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/same-sex-partner-missouri-state-trooper-ruled-ineligible-survivor-benefits <p><strong>Updated at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday to correct Judge Teitelman's first name.</strong></p><p><strong>Updated with comments from the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.</strong></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=67138">has ruled</a> that a gay man whose longtime partner, a state trooper who was killed in the line of duty, is not eligible for the trooper's survivor benefits because the two were never married.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:57:14 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31015 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits Mo. Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Second Injury Fund http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-case-involving-second-injury-fund <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri&#39;s long-ailing Second Injury Fund is at the center of a lawsuit heard Tuesday before the State Supreme Court.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:45:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30510 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Second Injury Fund Mo. Supreme Court Hears KC-Area Lawsuit Challenging Student Transfer Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-kc-area-lawsuit-challenging-student-transfer-law <p>The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that&#39;s delaying the implementation of the state&#39;s student transfer law in the Kansas City area.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 23:27:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Hears KC-Area Lawsuit Challenging Student Transfer Law Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Retrospective Action On Sex Offenses And Gun Laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-weighs-retrospective-action-sex-offenses-and-gun-laws <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether laws restricting actions by sex offenders and felons can be applied to people who were convicted before the laws were enacted.</p><p>The court heard arguments on Tuesday on five cases dealing with sex offenses and guns.</p><p>Three people are challenging whether a law passed in 2009 applies to them because they were convicted of sex offenses before the law was made. The law prohibits sex offenders from being near public parks with playgrounds or swimming pools.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:20:56 +0000 The Associated Press 29630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Retrospective Action On Sex Offenses And Gun Laws Mary Russell To Become Chief Justice Of Mo. Supreme Court Next Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mary-russell-become-chief-justice-mo-supreme-court-next-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judge Mary Russell is set to become Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court next week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hannibal native has sat on the state's highest court since 2004, and previously served on the Appeals court for Missouri's Eastern District.&nbsp; Russell lists the expansion of specialty courts as one of her top priorities for her two-year term.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:38:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mary Russell To Become Chief Justice Of Mo. Supreme Court Next Week Mo. Supreme Court Hears MSD Storm Water Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-msd-storm-water-case <p>The Missouri Supreme Court heard <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/SUP/index.nsf/fe8feff4659e0b7b8625699f0079eddf/043204991e17897d86257b35004f3ae1?OpenDocument">arguments Tuesday for and against</a> the constitutionality of a Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District storm water fee.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:48:27 +0000 Bill Raack & Marshall Griffin 26607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Hears MSD Storm Water Case Science Incentive Fund Law Struck Down By Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/science-incentive-fund-law-struck-down-mo-supreme-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Supreme Court has </span><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=60547" style="line-height: 1.5;">upheld</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a decision striking down a 2011 law that created an incentive fund for science and technology-based businesses.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:37:58 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 10345 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Science Incentive Fund Law Struck Down By Mo. Supreme Court