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Missouri proposal to expand access to voting goes to court

An attorney for a Missouri group pushing to expand access to voting argued in court the state’s top election official was inaccurate and left out important details in his summary of the proposals. At issue are ballot summaries meant to ...

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Missouri proposal to expand access to voting goes to court

An attorney for a Missouri group pushing to expand access to voting argued in court the state’s top election official was inaccurate and left out important details in his summary of the proposals. At issue are ballot summaries meant to ...

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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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Bumpy road for Hammerschmidt enforcement

At the beginning of the legislative session, Rep. Don Calloway (pictured), D-St. Louis County, offered a bill naming a portion of St. Louis-area Interstate 64 after late St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck. After fits and starts, the measure eventually found a home in a bill aimed at altering judiciary regulations. But the renaming is in conflict with a constitutional prohibition against legislation with multiple subjects. A provision within the Missouri Constitution states that “no bill shall contain more than one subject which shall be clearly expressed in its title.”

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Koster’s big gamble to switch parties paid off

Chris Koster doesn’t have much time these days to reflect on the remarkable events of the past year. Yes, he switched political parties in 2007, shocking the Jefferson City establishment and losing some friends in the process. And yes, he ...

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