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Study: 40 Percent of Gun Cases in Circuit Attorney’s Office Dropped

A study finds most suspects arrested for gun charges in the city of St. Louis never go to prison because of a loophole in state gun laws or the kindness of judges.

01/22/2015

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Central West End Residents Witness Return Criminals

Jim Whyte, of the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative, says he could give example after example of what they’re up against.

01/20/2015

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St. Louis Judges Live in Neighborhoods Beyond the Blood and Bullets

They decide who goes to prison and who goes back on the street – then, many St. Louis circuit court judges drive home to some of the safest neighborhoods in the city.

01/20/2015

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Municipal Court No-Shows Puzzle Court Administrators

Officials with several St. Louis County municipal courts say not only is the response to the month-long Holiday Amnesty program disappointing, but it may be having a negative impact on courts.

12/22/2014

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Committees Recommend All Missouri’s Non-Partisan Judges be Retained

Committees representing the state Bar Association are recommending all 50 of Missouri’s non-partisan judges be retained in advance of the Nov. 4 general election.

09/25/2014

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Missouri Judges Upset by Surcharge

People convicted in municipal court of things like driving too fast or playing their music too loud soon could be forced to cough up another $3.

07/14/2013

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St. Clair Co. Protestors Call For Drug Testing Of Public Officials

Crowd carries signs reading things like “Justice should be blind…not high or drunk”.

07/09/2013

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Cellphones A Growing Problem In Mo. Courtrooms

Judges grappling with whether to allow cellphones in courtrooms.

12/29/2012

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Judge Upholds Springfield Smoking Ban

An appeals court says Springfield’s smoking ban is legal.

06/20/2012

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Missouri Redistricting Up To Judicial Panel

New legislative borders are being developed by the panel of judges because state redistricting commissions deadlocked this summer.

10/14/2011

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