Missouri Supreme Court

Animal shelter fees
7:38 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Animal Shelter Fees Lawsuit Heard By Mo. Supreme Court

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An attorney for nonprofit animal shelters is trying to persuade the Missouri Supreme Court to strike down a law that he says was originally enacted through "legislative shenanigans."


Attorney David Cosgrove argued Tuesday to the Supreme Court that lawmakers violated the state constitution by including the animal shelter fee in a 2010 bill that originally dealt with dynamite.

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Missouri Supreme Court
4:20 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Mo. Supreme Court Considering The Link Between Benefits And Marriage

Thirteen people have applied to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.
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Should certain state benefits be limited only to married couples, even though that could discriminate against gays and lesbians in Missouri?

That's one of the questions the Missouri Supreme Court will be considering after hearing arguments today in the case of Kelly Glossip, whose partner, Cpl. Dennis Englehard, was killed in the line of duty as a state trooper.

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Kelly Glossip
5:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Partner Of Late Trooper Takes Benefits Fight To Supreme Court

Kelly Glossip and Dennis Englehard following Englehard's graduation from the state police academy in 2000.
Photo courtesy of Kelly Glossip

The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a case that began with the tragic line-of-duty death of a Missouri state trooper.

According to the state, Dennis Englehard left behind no survivors. But his partner of 15 years disagreed  - and sued to access the benefits he felt he was due. A district judge in Cole County rejected that request.

Kelly Glossip never thought he would be a gay rights activist.

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State of the Judiciary Address
10:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Mo. Chief Justice Teitelman Praises Drug Courts In Annual State Of Judiciary Address

Mo. Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Teitelman delivers the annual State of the Judiciary Address before the Mo. Gen. Assembly on Jan. 23rd, 2013.
Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Teitelman sang the praises of the state's drug court system during his annual State of the Judiciary Address Wednesday.


He told lawmakers that 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the state’s drug courts, which provide treatment options for non-violent drug offenders.

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Circuit Judge Barbara Peebles
4:52 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

St. Louis Judge Peebles' Disciplinary Case Heard By Mo. Supreme Court

Judge Barbara Peebles
22nd Judicial Circuit Courts

A St. Louis city judge fighting to keep her job had her day before the Missouri Supreme Court today.

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Missouri Supreme Court
2:45 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Nixon Appoints Paul Wilson To Mo. Supreme Court

Paul Wilson has been appointed by Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.
(Courtesy Office of the Governor)

Will be updated.

Paul Wilson, of Jefferson City, has been appointed by Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon to fill the vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

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NorthSide Redevelopment
5:44 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Lawsuit Over NorthSide Project, TIF Law, Heard By Mo. Supreme Court

Developer Paul McKee outside the main hearing room at the Missouri Supreme Court on Nov. 28th, 2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis developer Paul McKee’s NorthSide redevelopment plan took center stage today at the Missouri Supreme Court.

He’s been seeking nearly $400 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) from the city – but the project has been on hold since Circuit Judge Robert Dierker ruled two years ago that its details are too vague to justify awarding TIF dollars and for declaring two square miles of north St. Louis as blighted.  Cheryl Nelson is one of the plaintiffs.  She says McKee’s project has wrecked the property value of her home.

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Collective bargaining
4:45 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court Expands Public Sector Collective Bargaining

Two rulings from the Missouri Supreme Court have strengthened collective bargaining for public employees in the state.
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The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that not only must public bodies like school boards and cities collectively bargain with their employee unions, but that bargaining must be done in good faith.

The Court issued two rulings Tuesday - one dealing with unionized teachers at a St. Louis charter school, and the other dealing with police officers in University City and Chesterfield who wanted to unionize.

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Homecare workers
6:05 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Mo. Home Care Workers Wanting To Unionize Clear Last Hurdle

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City, Mo.
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A four-year legal struggle over whether Missouri’s home care workers can unionize is finally over.

The Missouri Supreme Court has chosen to let stand the most recent ruling surrounding the results of a 2010 election, in which a majority of home care workers voted to form a labor union.  A circuit court judge had blocked the state from certifying the election results, but the Court of Appeals for the Western District reversed that decision.  The High Court’s decision to take no further action means that home care workers can begin negotiations on a union contract with the state.

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Stormwater fee
3:53 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

State Supreme Court To Hear St. Louis Stormwater Case

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The Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District can charge for stormwater service based on how much water a property absorbs.  

The decision extends a nearly four-year-old legal battle over the agency’s so-called "impervious fee." Two lower courts have ruled that it was not a fee at all, but a tax – and therefore had to be approved by voters under the Hancock Amednment.

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