by The Joplin Globe
The following was published on the Joplin Globe's website, www.joplinglobe.com, on April 10, 2012. Click here to read the article on the Joplin Globe Website
Thanks to the influence of Thomas Pendergast’s political machine in several judicial elections, an upset citizenry put Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan on the 1940 ballot by initiative petition and the system was adopted by voters.
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