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Effort to repeal court plan challenged in pair of suits

In the fight over Missouri’s method of selecting judges, history tends to repeat itself very quickly. Late last week, attorneys filed two legal challenges to a proposed constitutional initiative petition that would repeal the state’s Nonpartisan Court Plan. The proposal, ...

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Heavy hitters involved in suits challenging court plan ballot measure

Two legal challenges now have been filed on a ballot measure that would overhaul how Missouri selects its appellate judges, and heavy hitters from both political parties are involved. Former Supreme Court Judges Edward “Chip” Robertson, a Republican appointee, and ...

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Summaries can lead to full-fledged court battles

It can be difficult for Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s office to produce ballot summary language that pleases everybody. Take, for example, a measure aimed at curtailing state funding of stem cell research. A St. Louis-based group called Missouri Roundtable ...

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