Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

The Latest: Missouri appeals ruling on voter photo ID

Oct. 11, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge to Missouri's voter photo identification law(all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Missouri Attorney General's Office has appealed a judge's ruling that blocked enforcement of parts of a voter photo identification law. Republican Secretary of State Jay...

Missouri officials dropped from man's wrongful death lawsuit

Oct. 2, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Department of Mental Health employees have been removed from a lawsuit over the death of a developmentally disabled man. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Harpool last week dismissed the department's director Mark Stringer and other agency leaders from the lawsuit filed...

Missouri AG reports 5,424 untested rape kits in the state

Oct. 1, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — At least 5,424 rape kits remain untested across Missouri, but a new federal grant might help reduce the backlog, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's office announced Monday. The attorney general's office said 372 of Missouri's law enforcement agencies, 87 health care...

Hawley seeks full appeals court hearing in death row appeal

Sep. 27, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is asking the full Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the case of a death row inmate who claims lethal injection would be unconstitutionally cruel due to his medical condition. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Hawley has...

Hawley defends duck boat lawsuit in latest court filing

Sep. 24, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is defending his lawsuit against the operators of a duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people. Hawley's August lawsuit accuses Branson Duck Vehicles and Ripley Entertainment Inc. of violating Missouri's consumer protection law and...

Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

Sep. 22, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a "lingering stench" after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump. Trump, at a political rally Friday night in...

Trump says he'll rid Justice Dept. of 'lingering stench'

Sep. 21, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI on Friday, promising further firings to get rid of a "lingering stench" following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump, speaking...

Duck boat operators criticize attorney general's lawsuit

Sep. 11, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The operators of a Missouri duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people, say in a court filing that a lawsuit from Missouri's attorney general is "irresponsible" and "littered with factual inaccuracies and innuendo." Attorney General Josh Hawley's lawsuit filed last month accused...

Federal judges: Missouri PAC donation ban unconstitutional

Sep. 10, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling in favor of allowing donations between Missouri political action committees, arguing that a state ban on the practice unconstitutionally violates the groups' First Amendment rights. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of...

The Latest: Attorney general reviewing campaign finance case

Sep. 10, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over a Missouri ban on donations between political action committees (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Missouri Attorney General's Office is reviewing an appeals court ruling against a state ban on donations from one political action committee to another....