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State Court Takes Over City Cases in Ferguson, Missouri

A state judge will take over municipal court cases in the troubled midwestern U.S. city of Ferguson, Missouri. The announcement by the Missouri Supreme Court late Monday comes days after the U.S. Department of Justice sharply criticized courts in the St. Louis suburb for acting largely as a municipal fund-raising operation that disproportionately fined and jailed black citizens. Ronald Brockmeyer, the current municipal judge, resigned his post immediately. State Appeals Court Judge Roy...

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