Appeals court has ordered a city clerk to pay $4K fine, $38.5K in attorney fees for refusing to honor a records request.
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Three judges will hear the case, which has been in limbo for more than 8 months since Henderson's appeal was filed.
Limited resources in law enforcement and difficulty in discerning sex work from trafficking enabled a north Columbia brothel owner to exploit women in mid-Missouri for nearly 30 years.
Potential resolutions to the problems publicized by the Ferguson crisis fall victim to the status quo yet again.
The Columbia woman drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 and caused a fatal crash. Her attorney argued that she didn't receive a fair trial because of the way some evidence was handled — and other evidence was disregarded.
The plaintiffs were not challenging the death penalty, only practices used to obtain the drugs. Several death row inmates, the media, including The Associated Press, and others have also filed lawsuits challenging the secretive nature of Missouri's procurement of lethal drugs.
Insiders know that while the Missouri Plan got politics out of judicial selection, it didn’t get politics all the way out. It still helps to have friends in high places, which raises a perception problem. This could jeopardize the reputation of the court plan.
The appellate court heard oral arguments after the city of Columbia appealed an order to reinstate former Columbia Police Officer Rob Sanders.