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First Monday in October Event: Debate on Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan

October 1st, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Our good friend Jim Byrne sent us this press release about a debate on Missouri’s “Non- Partisan” Court Plan at St. Louis University today. Regular readers of the Missouri Political News Service know that Jim has written extensively on our court system, particularly when it comes to judicial activism and misinterpretation of the law. Jim has the abilty to break down archaic and mundane legal jargon into language the lay person can understand. Below are links to Jim’s excellent articles:

Missouri Dictatorship?

Do the Referees Interpret the Rules, or do They Decide What the Rules Are?

For Release: Sept. 28, 2007

Contact: Melody Walker
School of Law Media Relations
(314) 977-2704
mwalke25@slu.edu

Saint Louis University School of Law will host a debate on Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan and how judges are selected in Missouri on Monday, October 1 at noon in Room 03 of the Law School, 3700 Lindell Blvd.

Former Governor Bob Holden and Missouri Bar Vice-President Thomas Burke will speak in favor of the current system for selection of judges, while local attorneys William Placke and Thomas Walsh will speak against the current plan.

The debate is sponsored by the Law School’s Public Interest Law Group and the Federalist Society, two student organizations.

In this debate, the panelists will discuss the non-partisan court plan in light of the most recent appointment to the Missouri Supreme Court. Panelists available for interviews at conclusion of debate. Debate expected to last one hour.

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