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ACLU Announces it will not Seek a Referendum Vote on HB 126

August 19, 2019

This week the ACLU announced that it would not collect signatures to place HB 126, the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act, on the...Read more

U.S. Bishops Lament New Trump Administration Rule on "Public Charge"

August 19, 2019

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, FL, Chairman of...Read more

Federal Judge Dismisses Planned Parenthood Abortion Case

August 19, 2019

This week, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Wimes dismissed a case brought by Planned Parenthood Great Plains against the state of Missouri. At issue...Read more

Criminal Justice Reform: Texting Messages to Defendants

August 19, 2019

The Missouri Public Defender's office will launch a pilot project that sends text messages to defendants reminding them of their court dates. The $37,000...Read more

U.S. Judge Orders Parole Hearings for Juveniles Jailed for Life

August 19, 2019

This week, U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey ordered new hearings for Missouri prisoners sentenced as juveniles who were previously denied parole. Judge Laughrey barred...Read more

Couple in Iconic Pose Still Together 50 years after Woodstock

August 19, 2019

This weekend marks the 50 th anniversary of Woodstock, the rock festival that drew 450,000 people to a dairy farm in upstate New York....Read more

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