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Elections : Ballot Title – Summary Statement

Where appellants challenged the sufficiency and fairness of the summary statement on a ballot, it was proper to dismiss the challenges because of the prohibition against changes to a ballot title within six weeks of the election.

Appeal is dismissed as moot.

Dotson, et al. v. Kander, et al. (MLW No. 66691/SC94293 – 5 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri en banc) Appealed from circuit court, Cole County, Beetem, J. (Charles W. Hatfield and Khristine A. Heisinger, Jefferson City, for appellants) (Heidi Doehooff Vollet, Jefferson City and Burton W. Newman, Clayton, for appellants Joyce and Peters-Baker) (James R. Layton, for Secretary of State Kander) (Marc H. Ellinger, Jefferson City, for President Pro Tem Dempsey and Senator Ron Richard) (James B. Deutsch, Jefferson City, for Speaker Tim Jones) (Senator Schaefer of the Missouri Senate in Jefferson City represented himself) (David G. Brown for Missourians Protecting the 2nd Amendment).

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