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Updated 4:49 p.m. with reporting from KRCU's Jacob McCleland
The United States Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a Missouri case that police cannot take a blood test from a drunk driving suspect without a warrant during a routine drunk driving arrest.
Tony Rothert is the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri and says the decision requires police officers to consider all circumstances during a drunk driving arrest when deciding if a warrant is necessary.
Updated at 2:28 with announcement of the date of the special election.
As expected, U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson submitted her letter of resignation to Governor Jay Nixon and House speaker John Boehner on Tuesday. Emerson is leaving to become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Now, Nixon must call for a special election to fill out the remainder of Emerson’s term.
The Republicans who hope to replace Jo Ann Emerson in the U.S. House of Representatives stressed their conservative credentials while trying to differentiate themselves in a crowded field at a voter forum in Cape Girardeau Thursday night.