Robert Dierker

Take Back St. Louis
4:24 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Judge Permanently Blocks Ballot Vote On Anti-Peabody Initiative

Supporters of a ballot measure that would limit who can receive tax breaks in the city of St. Louis drop off signatures on July 31, 2014. A judge has permanently blocked a voted on the measure.
(Chris McDaniel/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated with additional comments from Take Back St. Louis, Mayor Francis Slay, and the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

A St. Louis Circuit judge has permanently blocked a ballot measure that would have allowed voters to put restrictions on which companies could receive tax incentives.

Judge Robert Dierker ruled on Tuesday that the Take Back St. Louis initiative was "illegal and void on its face" because it conflicts with Missouri laws governing tax increment financing and special business districts. 

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Gun Crimes
3:42 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Judges Reject Separate Docket For St. Louis Gun Cases

(via Flickr/robertnelson)

Updated at 4:55 with reaction from chief Sam Dotson.

A proposal that would have had two judges handling most crimes involving firearms in the city of St. Louis has been rejected by the judges themselves.

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Cupples 7
12:33 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Court denies Cupples 7 demolition

A composite image from an engineering report by ABS Consulting shows the partial collapse of the timber supports for the east wall of Cupples 7. A judge on June 28 denied a demolition permit for the structure.
(ABS Consulting)

The owners of a crumbling warehouse building in downtown St. Louis are out of legal options at the state level.

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