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Oct 4, 2022

Judges all pass, but racial disparities linger

Under the surface, attorneys still have widely diverging opinions of the judges before whom they appear.

Sep 20, 2019

‘Weaponized’: Chief Justice Draper excoriates influence of bias on Nonpartisan Court Plan

In his first speech before members of The Missouri Bar, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III excoriated what he called the “unprecedented weaponization” of judicial performance evaluations against minority judges. The issue is especially personal for Draper, whose wife, Judy Draper, was not retained as an associate circuit judge for St. Louis […]

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