Missouri Supreme Court to consider confidentiality of absentee ballot applications
June 7, 2019
The Missouri Supreme Court will consider whether applications for absentee voter ballots are subject to Disclosure under Missouri’s Sunshine Law. The circuit court ruled that a local election board was required to disclose absentee ballot applications following an election, but the Eastern District disagreed. In resolving this case, the Supreme Court will interpret § 115.289, …read more
Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of election challenge
September 19, 2018
On September 18, 2018, just hours after oral argument, the Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to prevent voters from making a decision in November on Amendment 2, relating to medical marijuana. CVDL represented the campaign committee, New Approach, in the circuit court and on appeal. If adopted by …read more
CVDL helps school district obtain wrongfully withheld state aid.
December 7, 2017
On November 6, 2017, the Circuit Court of Cole County issued a writ of mandamus ordering the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to pay more than $1.1 million in state aid owed to a St. Louis County school district, plus prejudgment interest of more than $100,000. CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet was the …read more
Missouri Supreme Court to consider the Department of Conservation’s authority to regulate the captive deer industry.
October 19, 2017
On October 10, 2017, the Court of Appeals, Eastern District transferred Hill v. Missouri Department of Conservation, ED105042, to the Missouri Supreme Court. The case involves a challenge to regulations the Department enacted to manage the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal, easily transmittable disease affecting deer and other animals in the same …read more
CVDL protects a state governmental agency’s authority.
March 7, 2017
CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet successfully assisted a Missouri executive department in fending off a constitutional challenge to the department’s authority. Ms. Vollet served as lead trial and appellate counsel for the executive agency. For more information about CVDL’s governmental practice, please click here.