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Missouri seen as ‘emerging battlefront’ over court appointments

A report released today describes Missouri as an “emerging battlefront” in the national fight over the best way to select judges. The report, “The New Politics of Judicial Elections, 2000-2009: Decade of Change,” describes Missouri’s recent legislative efforts to alter ...

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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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Court plan repeal effort challenged in court

 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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Senate committee OKs measure to reform Plan

The Missouri Senate may debate changes to the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan after a resolution altering how some judges are selected passed out of a Senate committee. Rep. Stanley Cox’s proposed constitutional amendment would, among other things, add another gubernatorial ...

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