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George W. Draper III’s speech highlights long-standing court plan critique

George W. Draper III

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III’s fiery speech at The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting boosted the profile of long-running concerns about bias in the judicial review process. In his Sept. 19 speech, Draper called out the “unprecedented ...

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

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III, speaking to The Missouri Bar at their annual meeting on Sept. 19, 2019, in Branson, criticized the "weaponization" of performance evaluations against minority judges. Photo by Jessica Shumaker

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, ...

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