Keep Politics out of Missouri judiciary

The following article was posted on the Kansas City Star website on April 29, 2012. To read the entire article, you must create an account to access their archives. Click here to access their archives.

The Missouri Senate is close to passing a resolution that would give the state’s governor excessive and unwise control over the selection of judges to its highest courts.

The resolution, if passed by the House as well, would clear the way for a ballot issue to change the judicial selection process as outlined in the Missouri Constitution. The change would affect vacancies on the state Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, but not those in Jackson, Clay, Platte and other counties that screen judicial candidates through nonpartisan commissions.

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