Courts throughout the United States have the critical role of protecting our rights by interpreting and applying laws fairly and impartially. To do this politics and the influence of money must be kept out of our courts.
For nearly three-quarters of a century, Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan has helped protect the integrity of our courts by attracting high-quality judges who render justice fairly, free from the influences of politics and money. The Missouri Bar is proud of its long history of support for this plan, which became a model for the nation.
We invite you to join The Missouri Bar as we advocate on behalf of Missouri’s court system. Here, you’ll find useful talking points and speech outlines to help you speak to legislators, colleagues and civic groups about keeping politics and money out of our courts. We welcome your participation in this vital effort.
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March 18, 2012 - Columbia Daily Tribune: Spring brings judicial politics
March 20, 2012 - Columbia Daily Tribune: Judge plan not broken in Missouri
April 11, 2012 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Guest commentary: Protect Missouri's judicial selection process
April 10, 2012 - Joplin Globe, Our View: Keep politics out of court plan
March 16, 2012 - Kansas City Star: Monkeying Around in Smoke-Filled Rooms
April 26, 2012 - Springfield News-Leader: Campaign would politicize picking judges in Missouri
April 30, 2012 - St. Louis Post Dispatch Editorial: Least offensive plan to ruin judge selection still a bad idea
May 20, 2011 - St. Louis Post Dispatch Editorial: Open interviews enhance Missouri Plan for choosing judges
July 1, 2012 - St. Louis Post Distpach Editorial: Grownups — Missouri Supreme Court continues nonpartisan tradition
April 29, 2012 - Kansas City Star: Keep politics out of Missouri judiciary
April 30, 2012 - Columbia Daily Tribune: Judicial selection
June 6, 2012 - Political-Fix on Stltoday.com: Candidates Sought for Missouri Supreme Court Post
July, 2012 -Missouri Business Magazine, Volume 4: Face Off: The Missouri Court Plan (Pages 38-42)
June 25, 2012 - The Legal Examiner: The Missouri Plan: Non-Partisan, Merit-Selection of Judges
June 20, 2012 - Boone County Journal: Don’t Change Judicial Plan
June 16, 2012 - The Columbia Daily Tribune: Partisans Don’t Belong Inside Judicial Branch
June 7, 2012 - St. Louis Post Dispatch: Editorial: In Stepping Down, Judge Price Highlights Judicial Independence Fight
June 6, 2012 - The Legal Examiner: Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price, Jr. To Retire From Bench
June 6, 2012 - News Tribune: Our Opinion: Judge Price Acts to Affirm Court Plan
May 30, 2012 - Kansas City Star: Photo ID for Voters
May 16, 2012 - The Smithville Herald: Politics & Judges
Mid-May 2012 - Kansas City Star: Steve Tilley’s Low Bar for judging Accomplishments
May 12, 2012 - The Joplin Globe: Our View: Politics at Play
May 7, 2012 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Letter to the Editor: Missouri Legislators are solving non-problems
May 1, 2012 - The Legal Examiner: Sen. Will Kraus Understands Why Voters Are “Very Frustrated” With His Vote Against Mo Court Plan
April 30, 2012 - The Legal Examiner: Missouri Senate Votes to Destroy Non-Partisan Court Plan
April 28, 2012 - The Joplin Globe: Bruce Secrist, guest columnist: It’s not Perfect, but Missouri Plan Makes Sense
April 28, 2012 - The Examiner: Ken Garten: Keep Politics Out of Selecting Judges
April 17, 2012 – The Legal Examiner: Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan Attacked for Not Being Partisan Enough
April 16, 2012 - Podcast: Senator Keaveny discusses Senate Joint Resolution 51 addressing the Non-Partisan Court Plan
April 9, 2012 - The Legal Examiner: Did You Know… Super PACs Are Targeting Judicial Elections?
September 10, 2011 – The Columbia Daily Tribune: Missouri Plan was Hatched at Meeting in Downtown Hotel
July 26, 2012 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Guest commentary: Don't mess with the plan
August 8, 2012 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Editorial: What does malpractice ruling have to do with Missouri Plan? Nothing
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