Latest Supreme Court of Missouri News

Campaign mailer photo draws ire of Missouri Supreme Court

Jun. 17, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court said Friday that judges were “disappointed” that a mailer sent in support of Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s U.S. Senate campaign used a photo of Schmitt and three judges. The mailer was not from Schmitt's campaign but...

Missouri court sides with Greitens on message-deleting app

Jun. 07, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday ruled that former Gov. Eric Greitens didn’t violate open records laws by using a message-deleting app to chat with his staff. The Western District Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in Greitens’ favor, the...

High court won't hear appeal over McCloskeys' law licenses

Jun. 06, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the husband-and-wife attorneys whose law licenses were placed on probation for pointing guns at racial injustice protesters outside their St. Louis mansion in 2020. Mark McCloskey, who is...

Court says McCloskeys can't advise right-wing group for free

May. 19, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

The Missouri Supreme Court denied a request by U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to give free legal advice to a conservative activist group as a condition of their professional probation, but McCloskey said Thursday he'll try to find another right-wing organization to represent. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 16, 2022. Editorial: Break up this abusive football cartel The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, were widely assumed but...

Grand jurors: St. Louis prosecutor's actions 'reprehensible'

May. 05, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Members of a grand jury that indicted an investigator in the criminal case against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens urged a state disciplinary board to take stronger action against St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, calling her conduct “reprehensible.” ...

Missouri House tries again to require photo ID to vote

Apr. 28, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House lawmakers on Thursday voted again to require photo identification at the polls, a longstanding GOP goal that’s been thwarted by the courts. House members voted 96-47 on mostly party lines to pass the legislation. Representatives sent a...

Missouri man walks out of prison after conviction set aside

Apr. 12, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

LICKING, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man whose murder conviction was overturned walked out of prison Monday after serving 18 years. Keith Carnes was released from the South Central Correctional Facility in Licking after prosecutors announced Friday they would not retry him in the 2003...

St. Louis prosecutor, disciplinary panel reach agreement

Apr. 11, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has reached an agreement with the Missouri Office of Disciplinary Counsel in which she acknowledges mistakes in her handling of the prosecution of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens but won't face severe penalties for those mistakes. ...

Prosecutors won't retry Kansas City man for 2003 killing

Apr. 08, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

Prosecutors announced Friday that they won't seek to retry a Kansas City man after the Missouri Supreme Court overturned his conviction because the case is “tainted from all directions." The Jackson County prosecutor's office said in a statement that there is insufficient evidence...