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Joe Harris

Joe Harris

Joe Harris has been the St. Louis reporter for Courthouse News Service since July 2005. He covers the courts in the eastern half of Missouri and all statewide political issues.

Latest Articles by Joe Harris

Panel hears H&R Block trademark case against finance app owner Block

H&R Block claims Block Inc., the company that owns Cash App and Square, used a confusingly similar name and logo for tax services after its 2021 rebrand.

Eighth Circuit hears latest dispute in decades-old St. Louis school desegregation saga

The city’s public school district argues Missouri's practice of diverting local sales tax revenue to charter schools violates a 1996 settlement agreement.

Advocates for the unhoused sue over Missouri’s ban on sleeping on public land

The suing activists challenge the law on largely procedural grounds related to the passage of the bill.