Latest Supreme Court of Missouri News

Missouri Supreme Court weighs fate of death row inmate

Nov. 28, 2022 16:25 PM EST

Kevin Johnson might not be facing imminent execution if he was white, attorneys speaking on his behalf told the Missouri Supreme Court on Monday. Meanwhile, Gov. Mike Parson announced he will not grant clemency. Johnson, 37, is scheduled to die by injection at 6 p.m. Tuesday for...

Condemned Missouri man asks Supreme Court to intervene

Nov. 10, 2022 14:43 PM EST

A Missouri man sentenced to death for killing a police officer in a fit of rage over his brother's death is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution planned for later this month, in part because the man was a teenager at the time of the killing. Kevin Johnson is scheduled...

Execution set for Missouri inmate who killed ex-girlfriend

Sep. 29, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday set a January execution date for Scott McLaughlin, who was convicted of raping and killing an ex-girlfriend 19 years ago. The execution at the state prison in Bonne Terre, scheduled for Jan. 3, would come six weeks after another convicted killer...

Missouri Supreme Court won't weigh recreational pot lawsuit

Sep. 13, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to take up a lawsuit challenging a ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state. The Tuesday ruling means the proposed constitutional amendment will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. ...