City of Normandy v. ParsonAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court granting the State's Rule 74.06(b)(5) motion for relief from its 2016 judgment permanently enjoining the State from enforcing Mo. Rev. Stat. 67.287 and Mo. Rev. Stat. 479.359.2, holding that the circuit court erred.
In 2016, the circuit court permanently enjoined the State from enforcing sections 67.287 and 479.359.2 after finding those sections to be unconstitutional special laws. Three years later, the Supreme Court decided City of Aurora v. Spectra Communications Group, LLC, 592 S.W.3d 764 (Mo. banc 2019), which restored the rational basis analysis for social law claims. Thereafter, the State filed a motion for relief from judgment. The circuit court granted the motion. The Supreme Court vacated the judgment, holding that the circuit court improperly assumed a change in decisional law was sufficient to warrant relief from judgment pursuant to Rule 75.06(b)(5).