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Senate committee OKs measure to reform Plan

The Missouri Senate may debate changes to the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan after a resolution altering how some judges are selected passed out of a Senate committee. Rep. Stanley Cox’s proposed constitutional amendment would, among other things, add another gubernatorial ...

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Bar decries Court Plan reform

As debate looms in the Missouri Senate on a constitutional amendment altering the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan, The Missouri Bar is reiterating its opposition to changing the way the state chooses some of its judges. Bar President Tom Burke and President-elect Skip Walther held a press conference on Tuesday morning to skewer proposed changes offered in House Joint Resolution 10. The two attorneys portrayed the alterations as a way of injecting politics into the plan and giving more power over judicial selection to the governor.

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Court plan reform bill sent to Senate

Less than a day after it won initial approval in the Missouri House, a resolution altering Missouri's Nonpartisan Court Plan was sent to the Senate on Thursday. (pictured at left) Rep. Stanley Cox's resolution passed 85-72, three votes more than the constitutionally needed amount to send legislation to the Senate. Among other things, Cox's resolution would increase the number of judicial nominees from three to four. Watch video of Cox talking about the court plan. Click here to see how lawyers in the House voted.

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Better Courts group files Sunshine request

A group advocating changes to Missouri’s plan for selecting judges wants to know how actively involved the Supreme Court has been in fighting that effort. James Harris, director of Better Courts for Missouri, today filed a Sunshine Law request with ...

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First panel sent to governor for appellate court

The Appellate Judicial Commission on Friday named the first of three panels of candidates for openings on the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District. The panel consists of Judge Jacqueline A. Cook, Cynthia L. Reams Martin and Mark D. Pfeiffer. ...

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