Legal

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Two Sentences Reduced in Belleville Courthouse Drug Scandal

Ex probation officer and former legal client of jailed ex Judge Michael Cook leaving federal pen early

04/26/2015

Michael Brown Casket

Michael Brown’s Family to File Civil Suit Against Ferguson

Members of the Brown legal team plan a 10:30 a.m. news conference today at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton, Missouri.

04/22/2015

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

Highway Shootout Suspect on Probation for Earlier Gun Crime

St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Margaret M. Neil may have played a role in this week’s wild, weaving shootout on Interstate 44 – without ever intending to.

04/22/2015

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Ferguson Hires Lawyer to Negotiate with DOJ

Ferguson released only a brief statement confirming it has hired prominent Illinois attorney Daniel K. Webb to negotiate with the Justice Department on the consent decree.

04/17/2015

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More Gun Cases Going Federal in St. Louis

The federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri’s gun laws.

04/16/2015

Andre Cole

NAACP and ACLU Ask Gov. Nixon to Halt Execution

Advocators are asking Gov. Nixon to stop today’s scheduled execution of Andre Cole.

04/13/2015

Courtroom

Jury Selection in Trial for Caged Child Case

Jury selection is underway for the trial of two parents who are accused of keeping their 6-year-old autistic son in a makeshift cage.

04/13/2015

Justice

Judge Overturns Illinois Order Restricting Union Dues

St. Clair County’s Christopher Kolker takes action against Governor Rauner’s executive decision

04/10/2015

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Stadium Authority, Gov. Nixon Take Stands On NFL Stadium Financing

RSA asks circuit judge to clarify if no new vote of taxpayers would be necessary

04/10/2015

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St. Louis County Municipal Courts Agree to Lower Fines

In response to outrage over the patchwork quilt of small towns all charging different – and sometimes exorbitant – amounts for tickets, 80 local courts agree to a uniform fine schedule.

04/09/2015

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