Missouri Supreme Court
Dean Michael Wolff is convening a meeting Wednesday of some 60 public policy officials to talk about Mayor Francis Slay’s proposal for an armed offenders docket.
The court spent several hours discussing whether sex offenders and people with gun and drug convictions should face further “retrospective” charges after they’ve been sentenced.
A Lee’s Summit man whose life sentence and murder conviction in a 1983 prison stabbing were overturned by the state Supreme Court after another inmate confessed is firing back against state prosecutors he says are withholding evidence as they press for a new trial.
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a medical board to suspend certification for an anesthesiologist expected to participate in upcoming executions in Missouri.
Request dealt with sales tax money collected at the county-owned Family Arena.
“This is an experiment with a human subject,” Dieter said Thursday. “This will be sort of a brute force approach where you give them enough and they die.”
More than 2,600 students decided to transfer from the unaccredited Riverview Gardens and Normandy districts to better-performing districts.
Manners, who retired last month as a circuit judge in Jackson County, reviewed the case at the request of the Missouri Supreme Court.
The state’s high court heard arguments in February on a challenge to a Missouri law that denied survivor benefits to the same-sex partner of a Highway Patrol officer who died in the line of duty.
“We don’t have a gas chamber,” he said. “I don’t want to get into it.” Missouri Director of Corrections George Lombardi also refused to weigh in Tuesday.