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Ed Martin announces his run for Congress

Ed Martin, St. Louis attorney and former chief of staff to ex-Gov, Matt Blunt, announced on Wednesday that he is running for Congress. Martin is taking on Democrat Russ Carnahan, who is seeking his fourth term in November 2010 to represent the 3rd Congressional District. As Blunt's chief of staff, Martin led coordinated efforts by the governor's office to call for reform of the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan, according to e-mails obtained by Missouri Lawyers Media. Among the changes touted were bringing more openness to the selection process.

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Eckersley lawsuit settles for $500,000

The Missouri Attorney General's Office has issued a statement confirming a $500,000 settlement in a lawsuit against former Gov. Matt Blunt and four of his staff members. Former staff attorney Scott Eckersley (pictured) had sued after he was fired in late September 2007. He claimed he was dismissed after raising concerns that Blunt's staff was not properly preserving e-mails in compliance with state record-retention and open-records laws.

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Blunt’s office led Court Plan opposition

Public criticism of the state's system for selecting judges was orchestrated from former Gov. Matt Blunt's office, a review of e-mails shows. Missouri Lawyers Weekly reviewed several hundred pages of e-mail communications to and from members of the governor's office provided under a Sunshine Law request. The e-mails reveal a coordinated effort by Blunt's office, particularly Ed Martin, his former chief of staff, to disparage the court plan and call for change.

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E-mails show Eckersley part of high court selection process

The e-mails obtained by Missouri Lawyers Weekly from former Gov. Matt Blunt’s administration do more than lay out the internal debate over the selection of state Supreme Court Judge Patricia Breckenridge. Some of the e-mails also make clear the involvement ...

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