Democrats Grill Pick for Missouri Court on Anti-Abortion Work

As nominees to the Ninth and Second Circuits sailed through their nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Democrats on the panel zeroed in on a nominee for a Missouri federal court over her work on anti-abortion litigation.

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Five Years After Ferguson Shooting, Racial Tension Still Simmers

Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer was a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court policies were revised.

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