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Two KC police officers indicted in assault of transgender woman. Will there be justice?

By The Kansas City Star Editorial Board May 15, 2020 05:45 PM , Updated May 17, 2020 11:29 AM Police forcibly arrest a person on a Kansas City sidewalk Roderick Reed, 52, shot video of the May 24 arrest of a person later identified as Brianna “BB” Hill, 30, of Kansas City. Hill was arrested […]



Trump’s Secret New Watchlist Lets His Administration Track Americans Without Needing a Warrant

The Trump administration has created a new and expansive national security watchlist that, for the first time since 9/11, includes Americans who have no connection to terrorism. The new watchlist, authorized through a classified Attorney General order and launched in 2017, is expected to grow to well over one million names. It also allows the […]



Wisconsin Bars Welcome Crowds After Court Strikes Down ‘Safer At Home’ Bans

May 14, 202012:13 PM ET Bill Chappell Twitter Bar owner Michael Mattson toasts with patrons as his Friends and Neighbors bar reopens Wednesday in Appleton, Wis. Bars were able to open their doors after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state’s “Safer at Home” order. William Glasheen/USA Today via Reuters People flocked to bars […]



IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY THE OUTBREAK OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)GENERAL ORDER

This General Order is being issued in response to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) throughout the United States. The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has closely monitored the outbreak of COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). The CDC’s guidance includes multiple types […]



Order dated March 16, 2020, re: Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Go to Orders and Rules Supreme Court of Missouri en bancMarch 16, 2020Effective March 16, 2020 In re: Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic ORDEROn March 13, 2020, national and state emergencies were declared following the classification of COVID-19 as a pandemic.  In response, the Supreme Court of Missouri announces the implementation of the […]



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI AT KANSAS CITY In Re: COVID-19 ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2020-053 ORDER

WHEREAS, the existence and spread of the COVID-19 has resulted in the declaration ofa worldwide pandemic; and WHEREAS, it is imperative to take steps to protect the health and safety of all employees of the 16th Judicial Circuit, all judicial officers and all attorneys and parties who have court hearings or other business in this […]



Harvey Weinstein’s Stunning Downfall: 23 Years in Prison

‘This Is What Justice Looks Like’: Lawyers Spar Over Weinstein Sentence Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein and his victims spoke after he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex crimes. Reporter: “Mr. Weinstein, are you nervous today?” “That sentence that was just handed down by this court was obscene. That number was obnoxious. There […]



Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape but acquitted of top criminal charges

The jury in New York convicted Weinstein, 67, of third-degree rape, as well as a count of criminal sexual act in the first degree. Feb. 24, 202003:30Feb. 24, 2020, 10:47 AM CST / Updated Feb. 24, 2020, 11:59 AM CSTBy Daniel Arkin and Adam Reiss Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful Hollywood mogul, was found guilty of rape in the […]



Why do domestic violence cases go to KC court that can’t serve warrants or confiscate guns?

By The Kansas City Star Editorial Board February 11, 2020 05:00 AM Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced an ordinance to keep guns out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the Rose Brooks Center. By James Wooldridge Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas was checking on what impact […]



KC court had 867 strangulation cases — and zero officers to confiscate abusers’ guns

By Melinda Henneberger February 11, 2020 05:00 AM Sorry, or Not: How Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct React When you think of municipal court, maybe you think of unpaid parking tickets or various lawn-related violations. But think again, because Kansas City’s Domestic Violence Court handled 867 strangulation cases last year. And these weren’t felonies, or […]