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Courts Bulletin - Current Issue (January 2017)

The latest court decisions are summarized each month in the Courts Bulletin. This publication keeps Missouri Bar members current with rulings in selected areas of the law. Selected federal court opinion summaries, new or amended rules of court and other matters of interest to practitioners are also included from time to time. A panel of volunteer lawyers, all authorities in their respective subject areas, prepare the case summaries. Readers are encouraged to check Missouri CaseNet for the current status of any reported decisions.

Administrative Hearing Commission
Applicant for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) license entitled to licensure despite conviction for sex with minor because he had demonstrated rehabilitation and support network. Moore v. Department of Health & Senior Servs., Bureau of Emergency Med. Servs., No. 16-2788 (Mo. AHC, November 30, 2016), Berri., C.
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Constitutional Law
Only those bills vetoed by the governor within five days of, or after, the adjournment of the regular session of the General Assembly can be taken up in the September veto session. Pestka v. State of Missouri, No. 95369 (Mo. banc, July 26, 2016), Draper, J. 
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Criminal Law
Denial of pretrial release to illegal aliens without consideration of individual circumstances under § 544.470.2, RSMo, violates the right to reasonable and individualized bail set forth in Article I, Section 20 of the Missouri Constitution. Lopez-Matias v. State, No. 95946 (Mo. banc, July 8, 2016), Wilson, J.
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Juvenile Law
TPR affirmed where Father’s only alleged error is a collateral attack on the underlying juvenile court judgment. The collateral attack is rejected because the court in the underlying case had both subject matter and personal jurisdiction. In Interest of K.R.T., A.J.T. and K.L.T., No. 79613, 79614, & 79615 (Mo. App. W.D., December 27, 2016), Martin, J.
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