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Court plan bills could be DOA in Legislature

The Missouri Senate tackled alterations to the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan for the first time last year. But after the measure failed to come to a vote in the Senate, legislative prospects are dim this year for changing the system ...

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Ballot language approved for repeal of Plan

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan on Tuesday approved a proposed constitutional amendment for circulation that would effectively scrap the Nonpartisan Court Plan. And the leader of the group pushing for repeal of the current iteration of the plan said his ...

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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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Hearings show Better Courts’ plans’ failing

The group that calls itself Better Courts for Missouri has unveiled its latest proposal to upend Missouri’s Nonpartisan Court Plan, and it’s a sign of the group’s intellectual incoherence that it bears no resemblance to its previous attempts to scuttle ...

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