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White Supremacist Serial Killer Joseph Paul Franklin Executed

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.

11/20/2013

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Mo. Court Seeks More Input on Gay Death Benefits

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.

07/23/2013

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Charlie Brennan – Thursday, June 28th — Face-Off on Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA

Charlie hosts a pro/con on the Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage
Act, with Phyllis Schlafly and Arlene Zarembka.

07/03/2013

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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.”

07/01/2013

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Mo. Bill Would Require Consent for Fee Collections

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.

05/14/2013

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High Court Rules for Monsanto in Patent Case

The justices rejected a farmer’s argument that cheap soybeans he bought from a grain elevator are not covered by the Monsanto patents.

05/13/2013

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Illinois Lt. Gov. Wants Statewide Concealed Carry Law

Lawmakers have until June 9 to craft and pass a concealed carry law, by order of a federal appeals court.

05/07/2013

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Gay Rights Advocates Rally at Missouri Capitol

On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, nearly 100 gay rights supporters rallied at Missouri’s Capitol.

03/27/2013

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Webster Congregation Prays For Same-Sex Marriage

The US Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments Tuesday on several cases involving same-sex unions.

03/26/2013

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Illinois Bill Would Outlaw Mandatory Life Sentences For Teens

“The Supreme Court has made clear that children are not the same as adults (and) that these differences must be considered when holding them accountable.”

03/11/2013

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