Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

Hearing to determine if Missouri boarding school will close

Sep. 08, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

A Missouri boarding school already under scrutiny amid physical and sexual abuse allegations may soon be shut down, following a judge's ruling. Cedar County Circuit Judge David Munton signed an order Wednesday night to close Agape Boarding School in Stockton after the Missouri...

Missouri attorney general seeks journalism school records

Sep. 02, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed an open records request seeking correspondence between two journalism professors connected to the University of Missouri and the executive director of a fact-checking group. In a move that appears to be unprecedented in Missouri,...

Advocates sue to block Missouri voter photo ID law

Aug. 24, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri League of Women Voters, state NAACP and two voters on Wednesday sued to block a photo identification requirement for voters. The groups asked a judge to toss out the new law before it takes effect Sunday, alleging that it unconstitutionally...

Missouri AG Schmitt beats Greitens in GOP Senate primary

Aug. 03, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday with surprising ease, ending months of worry among GOP leaders that scandal-scarred former Gov. Eric Greitens might win the primary and jeopardize what should be a reliably red seat...

St. Louis to help women get out-of-state abortion access

Jul. 22, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

St. Louis has joined the growing list of Democrat-led cities seeking to help women gain abortion access, even in red states that have largely banned the procedure. Not long after Democratic Mayor Tishaura Jones on Thursday signed a measure providing $1 million for travel to abortion...

Missouri's answer to abortion law questions: Don't ask us

Jul. 13, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Parson administration’s response to questions from Missouri hospitals, doctors and others about what's legal under the state’s new abortion ban is to tell people to read the law and otherwise leave it to prosecutors to interpret. The state health...

Missouri AG says FBI can't audit concealed carry permits

Jul. 13, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Wednesday that FBI agents will not be allowed to audit concealed carry permits collected by county sheriffs in Missouri. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Schmitt said he had been told that FBI agents planned to...

Judge throws out Missouri AG's COVID-19 suit against China

Jul. 09, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit by Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt that blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh said in his 38-page ruling that in this case federal rules prohibit a...