Jefferson City eyes Supreme Court review of St. Louis Co. trash fight

As Jefferson City voters prepare to decide the future of the new trash-collection ordinance in just two weeks, some are keeping their eyes on a lawsuit the state Supreme Court will hear on May 11.

That case began in St. Louis County, as a citizens’ challenge to ordinances affecting trash and recycling services in “unincorporated” areas of the state’s most populus county. But the trial judge, Robert S. Cohen, accepted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the 2009 case without holding a trial.

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That’s the basis of the appeal the seven-judge Supreme Court will hear in seven weeks.

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