Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is mulling three candidates, a Clayton attorney and two associate circuit judges, that the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission recommended to fill a bench vacancy left when Judge Jimmie Edwards resigned last fall.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Eric Seymour Affholter, who lost his job in 2007 as head of the state public defender’s office in St. Louis over charges of marriage fraud, has been reinstated to practice law following a state Nov. 21 Missouri Supreme Court order.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has rejected the qualified immunity defense put up by the City of Ferguson and its police involving the claims of Michael Brown's companion Dorian Johnson.