“Missouri Supreme Court draws a line in the sand on rising court costs”

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St. Louis Post Dispatch:

In telling Missouri judges that they cannot send poor people to jail simply because they can’t afford ever-increasing court costs in the state, the Supreme Court stabs at the problem with a double-edged sword. It slices away a source of revenue for cash-strapped cities and counties, but cuts at the court’s own orders that justify the high court costs in the first place.

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