HGH Attorneys Win Before the Missouri Supreme Court
James P. Faul and Michael A. Evans were victorious in a case before the Missouri Supreme Court titled Pestka v. State, 493 S.W.3d 405 (Mo. 2016). That case struck down a law which significantly reduced unemployment benefits available to Missouri workers. The Supreme Court reasoned that the bill was unconstitutional because the Missouri Senate did not timely override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the bill. Because the unemployment bill was not a “late veto” pursuant to the Missouri Constitution, the legislature was required to override the bill during the regular legislative session. Because the Senate acted in the veto session instead of the regular legislative session, its override of the governor’s veto was untimely.