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August 2021 #YourMOLaw month in review

Let us help you catch up on #YourMOLaw news from August, including information you might have missed at The Missouri Bar! 

This year marks the bicentennial of Missouri. Judge Mary Russell of the Supreme Court of Missouri made a presentation on Aug. 6 as part of the statewide celebrationon the 200year history of our state’s court system. From the adoption of Missouri’s constitution in 1820 to the court’s adaptations for COVID-19, Judge Russell discusses the broad history of the courts here. 

The Supreme Court of Missouri reminded all local courts on Aug. 13, to implement and enforce the masking guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result of the widespread infectiousness of the Delta variant of COVID-19, courts are expected to monitor the CDC’s guidelines and ensure that all courts keep their safety measures up to date. Click this link for more information. 

On a fun note, did you know that the phrase “man’s best friend” is most widely used in America as a result of a court case from 1870 in Missouri? Read this story to learn about the tragic fate of Old Drum and the trial for justice that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Missouri. 

Finally, the General Assembly will reconvene on Sept. 15 to consider vetoed bills and line-item vetoes in appropriations bills. The Missouri Bar’s 2021 Legislative Digest will be published Sept. 17,  and summarizes new laws enacted and legislative actions takenClick here for links to breakdowns of enacted statutory sections and vetoed statutory sections. 

As always, The Missouri Bar is here to help and we hope you will check back in September for all the news you may have missed!