Gavel and Law book

Federal Appeals Court sides with Missouri Attorney General’s Office in fake meat labeling case

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his Office has prevailed in federal appeals court in the case Turtle Island Foods, SPC v. the State of Missouri, otherwise known as the fake meat labeling case. Earlier this morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s ruling in the […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

State Appeals Court: Not enough overtime paid to Missouri corrections officers

A State Appeals Court has upheld a decision against the Missouri Department of Corrections, on Tuesday, in a suit alleging not enough over-time was paid to prison guards.     The suit alleges guards weren’t properly compensated for their pre- and post-shift duties, which include making their way through security, and briefing the next shift. […]

CAFO

Western District Court of Appeals affirms decision, potentially opening the way for CAFO in southwest Grundy County

Online court information shows a ruling has been issued regarding a CAFO that has been proposed for southwest Grundy County. Docket information reports the Western District of Missouri, Court of Appeals, has affirmed a decision by the Missouri Clean Water Commission which (in November 2017) had approved a permit for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (also […]

Voter ID

2017 lawsuit against Missouri voter ID law to proceed after appeals court decision

A Missouri appeals court has reversed a lower bench ruling and will allow a 2017 lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law to move forward. Tony Rothert with the ACLU, which brought the case, notes it’ll be unnecessary litigation if another more recent lawsuit is upheld.     The ACLU’s Tony Rothert notes the court […]

Abortion

Audio: Federal appeals court rules in favor of stronger abortion clinic requirements

(Missourinet) – A federal appeals court has ruled Missouri can enforce laws that pro-choice groups say will sharply reduce access to abortion.      The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a 2017 decision that blocked enforcement of the laws. The regulations require abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and abortion clinics to […]

Judge Raymond Gruender

Audio: Missouri judge on Trump’s list to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy

(Missourinet) – A federal judge from Missouri is on President Trump’s list to replace a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.     Judge Raymond Gruender of Missouri is the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court Appeals Court judge and he’s on President Trump’s list to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has announced his retirement. Kennedy’s announcement gives Trump […]