Missouri

380 ABA Journal Missouri articles.

Split over hair: Proponents of deregulation seek to untangle laws on hair braiding

Carefully layering one tiny strand of hair over another, Tameka Stigers has spent years honing her talent for African-inspired, natural hair braiding.

The style she currently specializes in, delicate little…

States may scrap marriage licenses as counties resist same-sex ruling
Probate judges in at least seven Alabama counties refuse to issue marriage licenses to any couples, same-sex or heterosexual, so lawmakers may abolish licenses altogether. Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Montana have similar proposals.
Can iPhone users sue Apple for charges to app developers? Supreme Court to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether people who buy iPhone apps can sue Apple over 30 percent commissions charged to app developers on sales.

Four iPhone users…

Mystery donor gave $100K to law firm representing ex-husband of Missouri governor’s accuser

Lawyers for embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens revealed in court Monday that a law firm representing the ex-husband of the governor’s accuser received two mystery cash payments of $50,000 each.

Litigant is charged in lawyer’s shooting death after accidentally recording incriminating remark
A defendant in a lawsuit has been charged with murder after accidentally recording an incriminating remark in the death of the Kansas City, Missouri, lawyer who sued him.
Lawyer who once moonlighted as a stripper uses indicted governor’s argument in seeking a pardon

A lawyer who moonlighted as a stripper while in law school is asking Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to pardon him for secretly recording sexual encounters—and he’s using the governor’s own…

Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’

In late December, federal Magistrate Judge David Duncan waved an iPad in front of his Phoenix courtroom, enraged. He had just read a local news article suggesting that the Arizona…

Satanic Temple’s challenge to abortion law heads to Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing arguments on Tuesday in a suit filed by a Satanic Temple follower that challenges the state’s abortion informed consent law.

The suit filed by…

Missouri AG subpoenas Google to investigate antitrust and consumer protection violations

The attorney general of Missouri has launched an investigation into whether Google mishandled customer data and violated antitrust law.

“There is strong reason to believe that Google has not been…

Concern grows over youths at juvenile correctional facility being sent to adult prison

State officials, advocates and a federal judge on Thursday proposed remedies to better deal with youths accused of assaulting staff members at a southern Illinois juvenile correctional facility, including finding…

Lawyer is shot and killed on his front porch; police search home of lawsuit defendant
Police are taking a look at a civil case that had been brought by a Kansas City, Missouri, lawyer who was shot and killed on his front porch on Wednesday.
Missouri appeals court tosses $72M talcum powder verdict, says suit was filed in wrong state

A $72 million verdict in a suit contending that talcum powder causes cancer has been overturned as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that limited the…

About 80 people are arrested in third night of St. Louis violence after cop’s acquittal

Police arrested about 80 protesters in St. Louis Sunday night during a third night of violence that followed the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of…

Public defender with 110 post-conviction cases gets stayed suspension for neglecting clients

The Missouri Supreme Court has imposed a stayed suspension with a one-year license probation period on a public defender who said he provided inadequate client representation partly because of a…

Relatives of undocumented children caught up in ICE dragnet

This summer, a Kansas City man named Edwin got a call from immigration officials. They had picked up his nephew at the southern border and wanted to release the teen…

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