No. SC 92159.

382 S.W.3d 905 (2012)

CITY OF ST. LOUIS, Respondent/Cross-Appellant, Francis G. Slay, et al., Respondents, v. STATE of Missouri, Appellant/Cross-Respondent.

Supreme Court of Missouri, En Banc.

November 13, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael A. Garvin , Patricia A. Hageman , Christine L. Hodzic and Daniel J. Emerson , St. Louis City Counselor's, St. Louis, for Respondents.

Ronald R. Holliger , General Counsel, Emily A. Dodge , Atty. General's Office, Jefferson City, for Appellant/Cross-Respondent.

Michael R. Gibbons , Charles W. Hatfield And Nicholas G. Frey , Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Jefferson City, for International Association of Fire Fighters Local 73.


The city of St. Louis ("City") appeals the trial court's holding that the prohibition against special laws contained in article III, section 40 of the Missouri Constitution is not violated by section 320.097, RSMo Supp.2010. That statute exempts certain veteran firefighters who live in areas with unaccredited or provisionally accredited school districts from any local laws requiring them to live in their home district. The State also appeals...

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