Tag: supreme court

Missouri Supreme Court rejects challenge to new SB5

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An October Planned Parenthood suit filed in the Jackson County Court against portions of 2017’s special session SB 5 was rejected by the Missouri Supreme Court prior to Christmas. The suit challenged the 72-hour law. Circuit Judge S. Margene Burnett denied the suit later in October, saying it does not pose an undue burden. The Court of Appeals then denied the Writ of Prohibition on November 1. On December 19, the […]

Can the legislature call a special election? Constitution, cases say yes

By Rachael Herndon Dunn JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri political minds are buzzing about the legislature being able to set a special election by resolution without the signature of the governor, citing the Constitution being upheld by Missouri Supreme Court cases. The discussion arises from talks of Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal being expelled from the Senate after a Facebook comment saying she believed the President of the United States should be expelled. Const. of 1875, Art. […]

How small is Democratic Party in Missouri, really?

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House special election, which saw Sara Walsh defeat Michela Skelton, signaled a different enthusiasm from Missouri Democrats. Sarah Wood Martin, alderman of St. Louis’ 11th Ward and background operator for Democrats, felt that Skelton’s impressive numbers were because of the influence of Stephen Webber, Chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. “We’re seeing the result of Stephen Webber being on the ground. It’s really the first time we’ve […]