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MacArthur Justice Center Challenges Arbitrary Practices of Missouri Parole Board that Fail to Remedy Unlawful Death Behind Bars Sentences for Children

MJC-STL and Husch Blackwell Urge Meaningful Opportunity for Release for Juveniles

MacArthur Justice Center Seeks Greater Transparency Around Missouri Supreme Court’s Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission

Today the MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis filed a Sunshine request with the Missouri Supreme Court seeking all records relating to the work of the Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission in order to press for greater transparency and accountability around the group’s efforts.

Favorable Ruling for Missouri Inmates Challenging Lack of Treatment for Hepatitis C

A judge has rejected arguments made by the Missouri Department of Corrections seeking to throw out a lawsuit regarding the department’s inhumane treatment of inmates suffering from Hepatitis C. The MacArthur Justice Center in St. Louis and the ACLU of Missouri filed the lawsuit demanding potentially life-saving treatments on behalf incarcerated inmates.

MacArthur Justice Center and Allies Sue Missouri Over Disastrous Public Defender System

The MacArthur Justice Center and allies sue after Missouri fails to provide adequate legal representation to tens of thousands. 

Missouri Lawyers Weekly Names Mae Quinn a Legal Champion

Missouri Lawyers Weekly named MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis Director Mae Quinn a 2017 Legal Champion. 

Missouri Lawyers Weekly Highlights MJC Suit Challenging MDOC's Unconstitutional Juvenile Parole Proceedings

Missouri Lawyers Weekly Highlights MJC-STL Suit Challenging MDOC's Unconstitutional Juvenile Parole Practices

MacArthur Justice Center Again Challenges MDOC Practices, Argues Parole Proceedings for Juveniles Are Unconstitutional

The MacArthur Justice Center in St. Louis (MJC-STL) has filed a lawsuit alleging the Missouri Department of Corrections’ (MDOC) parole system violates the constitutional rights of youthful offenders. Citing a series of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the suit argues that inmates who were sentenced for crimes committed as children require special consideration by the state’s Parole Board.

The MacArthur Justice Center and the ACLU File Lawsuit Challenging MODOC’s Lack of Hepatitis C Treatment.

The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis and the ACLU of Missouri file lawsuit challenging Missouri Department of Corrections’ lack of life-saving Hepatitis C treatment. 

MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis Takes on MDOC Practices, Challenges Failure to Consider Medical Parole for Dying Inmates

The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis takes on Missouri Department of Corrections practices and challenges its failure to consider medical parole for dying inmates.

MacArthur Justice Center, Parents and Advocates Rally to Raise Missouri's Juvenile Age

JEFFERSON CITY- MacArthur Justice Center Director Mae Quinn and advocates rallied in Jefferson City to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 18. Missouri is one of seven states in the country that has not passed a bill to raise the age to 18.

MacArthur Justice Center, NAACP-LDF and Criminal Justice Allies Partner to Protect Voting Rights of All in Missouri

MacArthur Justice Center, NAACP-LDF and criminal justice allies partner to protect the voting rights of all in Missouri.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: Youths' lives hang in the balance amid dithering to fix St. Louis County Family Court

We applaud the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s editorial board for shining a light on the immediate need for St. Louis County Court reform following the U.S. Department of Justice's scathing report issued 14 months ago. 

Mae Quinn and Advocates Continue Call for Meaningful Municipal Court Reform Following MO Supreme Court Order

St. Louis American: "Not much new in ‘new’ Supreme Court rules for muni courts"

MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis and Partners Issue Statement on the Killings of Terrence Crutcher and Keith Scott

MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis and Partners Issue Statement on the Killings of Terrence Crutcher and Keith Scott

Missouri CURE Features MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis

The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis is featured in the summer edition of the Missouri CURE newsletter.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: Federal review needed for Missouri death row inmate

We applaud the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s editorial board for joining the chorus of voices around the country calling for appropriate review of Mr. Mark Christeson’s death penalty conviction

Federal Appeals Court Orders Disclosure of Missouri's Lethal Injection Methods

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to overrule U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough's decision ordering the Missouri Department of Corrections to disclose information about its use of pentobarbital in a single-drug protocol for lethal injection executions. 

Court Costs Can Push Kids Deeper Into Justice System, Report Says

This Juvenile Justice Information Exchange article expands on recent report findings that "court costs can push kids deeper into the justice system." 

Missouri Lawyers Weekly Highlights Calls to Fund Death Row Inmate's Legal Defense

In "Discounting Death," Missouri Lawyers Weekly highlights the MacArthur Justice Center's (and others') calls to adequately fund a death row inmate's legal defense. 

MLW Highlights Lawyers, Staff, and Interns Recruited to Launch MJC-STL

Missouri Lawyers Weekly announces the launch of new MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis office and highlights MJC-STL team. 

MacArthur Justice Center, National Association for Public Defense, and Others Urge an End to Constructive Denial of Counsel in Capital Cases

The nation’s three leading criminal defense associations and a premier non-profit civil rights law firm are urging the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to overturn a federal district court’s arbitrary denial of funding that has resulted in deprivation of meaningful assistance of counsel for a mentally impaired death row inmate.

Mae Quinn's Howard Law Journal article asks: "Post-Ferguson Problem-Solving Justice or Just Posturing?"

An excerpt from '"Post-Ferguson” Social Engineering: Problem-Solving Justice or Just Posturing.' 

Missouri Defers Justice for Juveniles

Over four years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. Alabama, more than 80 youthful offenders in Missouri still await relief from their unconstitutional death-behind-bars prison terms.

MacArthur Justice Center, One of Nation’s Premier Civil Rights Law Firms, Opens Office in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, a public interest law firm that advocates for human rights and social justice through litigation, has opened an office in St. Louis where the Center’s civil rights attorneys will fight against injustice in the region

Federal Court Clears Path for Disclosure of Missouri Lethal Injection Methods

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough of the Western District of Missouri has denied a motion filed by the Missouri Department of Corrections to quash a deposition and subpoena seeking information about Missouri’s use of pentobarbital in a single-drug protocol for lethal injection executions. Missouri’s Department of Corrections must now answer questions and share documents about its death penalty protocols.

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