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Chief Justice George W. Draper III

Missouri Supreme Court remote hearing
Apr 20, 2020

‘Something a little different’: Missouri Supreme Court turns to videoconferencing for remote hearing

As the Missouri Supreme Court held its first-ever remote oral argument, Chief Justice George W. Draper III tried to make things seem as normal as possible.

Mar 16, 2020

OSCA report finds gender, racial disparities among court workers

Missouri judges are more likely to be men, but the staff who work beside them in the courthouse overwhelmingly are women. Nearly one in six judiciary personnel is a race or ethnicity other than white. And three out of five judges are within 15 years of retirement. These are some of the detailed findings of […]

George Draper III
Jan 20, 2020

Chief Justice Draper urges census participation, voting during MLK Celebration

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George William Draper III encouraged a gym filled with St. Louis-area residents to respond to the U.S. census and cast their votes in upcoming elections during his keynote speech Jan. 20 at the 35th annual MLK Celebration in the gymnasium of the Monsanto Family YMCA in St. Louis. Unlike his […]

Missouri Supreme Court
Oct 10, 2019

Missouri Supreme Court precedents stymie quest for legislative precision

The Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 1 turned aside challenges to the procedural validity of two recent legislative bills. Ron Calzone, the citizen activist who opposed the bills in court, doubts they will be the last challenges to fail. “My greatest concern is the Supreme Court just gutted what was left of Article III, sections […]

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