It may be easier to be sentenced to death in Missouri than in other states, according to a study released today and sponsored by the American Bar Association.
It finds that aggravating circumstances used by prosecutors are so broadly defined that virtually any homicide case in Missouri can qualify for the death penalty. University of Missouri -- Columbia Law Professor Paul Litton is on the panel that conducted the study. He says the state’s wide latitude on capital punishment goes against the recommendations of the U.S. Supreme Court.
According to a statement from the the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission released this morning, the St. Louis Rams have turned down the CVC's $124 million plan to overhaul the Edwards Jones Dome.
The CVC's plan included adding 1,500 new club seats, installing a massive 96 foot-long scoreboard over the center of the field and adding windows for more natural light.
The CVC says the team "will submit their own proposal to improve the Edward Jones Dome on or before May 1, 2012."
Kosterwants U.S. Supreme Court to reject individual health insurance mandate
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an individual health insurance mandate but uphold other parts of the federal health care law. Koster, a Democrat, said Tuesday his office filed a written argument in support of a lawsuit by Florida and other states.