Missouri’s nonpartisan court plan serves a national model for keeping politics out of the selection of judges. Politicians in Missouri are now attempting to insert politics back into the selection process. The Missouri Legislature has voted to place a constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2012, ballot that will give the governor much more control over the selection process.
The constitutional changes that have been proposed will result in judges being selected based on political ideology, rather than legal qualifications. The amendment represents politics at its worst, and must be defeated.
For more information on Missouri’s nonpartisan court plan, visit the links below.