Our View: Keep Politics Out of Court Plan

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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