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Why St. Louis’s Reform DA Kim Gardner Quit

Posted on AllSides May 6th, 2023
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Attorney Kim Gardner, a reform-minded prosecutor who was first elected in 2016 and again by an overwhelming majority in 2020, announced Thursday that she would resign following threats from the Missouri state legislature to pass a bill stripping her office of power. Missouri Republicans ramped up efforts this week to advance the bill, which would allow the governor to appoint a special prosecutor in any jurisdiction to handle cases said to include a “threat to public safety.” Dozens of similar preemption bills filed in recent years target reform-minded prosecutors across...

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