Illinois' Kirk Calls for Vote on SCOTUS NominationSen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to break with party leaders and call for a vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court selection, saying Friday, "It's just man up and cast a vote."
Missouri Counties Ignore SCOTUS Gay Marriage DecisionAdvocacy Group PROMO says same-sex couple could be "married on Sunday, but fired by the state on Monday."
Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage NationwideThe Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision Has Ripple Effect on St. Louis ArchdioceseThe St. Louis Archdiocese has been granted a preliminary injunction so it won't have to provide its employees mandatory birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Local Scholar Praises SCOTUS Decision on Prayer Before Public MeetingsA local constitutional scholar says that it is not a constitutional problem to say prayers before public meetings.
Same-Sex Marriage Proponents Remain Doubtful About Mo."I couldn't be elected... Senator in this state if the people who are leading Jefferson City were in sync with Missourians," Sen. McCaskill said. "There are a lot of Todd Akin wannabes in the Missouri legislature."
High Court Rules for Monsanto in Patent CaseThe justices rejected a farmer's argument that cheap soybeans he bought from a grain elevator are not covered by the Monsanto patents.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Wants Statewide Concealed Carry LawLawmakers have until June 9 to craft and pass a concealed carry law, by order of a federal appeals court.
Court Fight Could Hold Up Concealed Carry In Illinois"Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures"
Monsanto Suit To Be Heard By Supreme Court TodayVernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he used in a conference call with reporters.
U.S. Supreme Court Let's St. Louis Protest Sign Stay Put City Hall called it an eyesore and an ordinance violation, but the High Court thinks otherwise