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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office Secures 37 Commitments of Sexually Violent Predators Since 2019

    Sep 28, 2022, 15:30 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit has ensured the civil commitment of thirty-seven sexually violent predators since January 2019, when he was sworn in as Attorney General. The Sexually Violent Predator Unit seeks civil commitment of sexual predators who suffer from a mental abnormality making them more likely to commit additional predatory acts of sexual violence.
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  • Attorney General Schmitt Files Motion for Judgment of Criminal Contempt Against Douglas County Dog Breeder

    Sep 23, 2022, 10:00 AM by AG Schmitt
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has filed an application for a show cause hearing and a Motion for Judgment of Criminal Contempt against dog breeder Marilyn Shepherd, after finding that she currently possesses dogs on her property and a billboard advertising her business.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Slams Credit Card Companies for Violation of Second Amendment Rights

    Sep 20, 2022, 11:35 AM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in sending a letter to Stephen J. Squeri (CEO of American Express, Inc.), Michael Miebach (CEO of Mastercard, Inc.), and Alfred F. Kelly Jr. (CEO of Visa, Inc.) vehemently opposing their decision to enact the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Merchant Category Code, which involves applying a separate code identifying sales at U.S. gun stores.
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