U.S. Supreme Court
A Missouri state senator has introduced legislation that would allow 83 inmates convicted of first-degree murder to receive a new sentencing hearing.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Wednesday on two petitions regarding Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls, the Missouri Attorney General’s office said.
Hundreds of abortion opponents are expected to converge on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Currently, nearly 200 men are part of the SORTS program, not for what they’ve done but for what they might do in the future.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled early Wednesday that Missouri could proceed with Franklin’s execution, just hours after a lower court blocked it.
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.
Charlie hosts a pro/con on the Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage
Act, with Phyllis Schlafly and Arlene Zarembka.
“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.”
The 85-69 vote in the House was just three greater than the minimum number needed to pass legislation and 24 votes short of a two-thirds majority that would be needed for a veto override.
The justices rejected a farmer’s argument that cheap soybeans he bought from a grain elevator are not covered by the Monsanto patents.