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Who employs municipal judges?

Municipal judges in Kansas City are part of the state’s 16th Judicial Circuit, but their paychecks come from the city. They are selected through a system very similar to Missouri’s Nonpartisan Court Plan, but the Kansas City Council makes the ...

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Eastern, Southern District judges to fill in during Howard appeal

Three outside judges will take the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District bench when Kansas City argues its case against the $2.1 million verdict awarded to Melissa Howard. Howard, a prosecutor in Clay County who sued the city for discrimination ...

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