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Commentary: Missouri’s court system isn’t for sale

Plan opponents may spend $5M on a campaign to buy it

"The Missouri Bar stands in support of the courts and the Nonpartisan Court Plan and against those who would try to change the constitution of Missouri for their private benefit and who would disregard the welfare of the people of this state," writes Tom Burke, president of the Missouri Bar. Pictured is Missouri Speaker Pro Tem Bryan Pratt, left, greeting James Harris, head of Better Courts for Missouri, who wants to change the court plan to one modeled after the federal government system.

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