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Entries Tagged as 'MO Supreme Court'

Guest Column: Missouri’s Recent “DRED”FUL Decision: Embryos Are Property

February 16th, 2017 · No Comments

By Jalesia “Jasha” McQueen In 1852, the Missouri Supreme Court paved the way for one of the most dreadful decisions in U.S. History: The Dred Scott Case.  Humans were property.  And now apparently, Missouri is at it again.  This time, in 2017, the Missouri Supreme Court refused to review an abhorrent decision made by the […]

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Tags: Abortion · MO Legislature · MO Supreme Court

GUEST EDITORIAL: Missouri Judges Recommendations Released to Public

October 26th, 2012 · No Comments

By Megan O’Neill The foundation of merit-based selection in American judicial systems is credited largely to the 70-year-old plan created in the heartland of this country. In one form or another, more than 30 states have been influenced by or have adopted a variety of Missouri’s non-partisan court plan. The plan, implemented by the Show […]

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“Missouri Plan” Profiled in National Review

April 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Below is a great article in National Review on the “Missouri Plan” for choosing judges. Currently, the governor chooses a new judge from a panelist of three finalists. We’ve been following this issue closely after we posted this exclusive. The Missouri legislature is considering a constitutional amendment to modify the way judges in Missouri are […]

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Ambulance Chasers Pour Money to Governor Nixon

September 16th, 2011 · No Comments

This week alone, the Carney & Danis law firm contributed an additional $100,000 to Nixon. Both partners of this firm are active MATA members and had their law licenses suspended in 2002 for unethical activity.

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Tags: Jay Nixon · MO Legislature · MO Supreme Court

“Missouri Plan” Needs Real Transparency & Accountability

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

“The Missouri Plan is the most political method for choosing judges, in that it allows a tiny group of lawyers to effectively choose the judges that will decide their cases. The people of Missouri have no input. Introducing a basic level of transparency is a small step in the right direction, but more is needed. […]

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Bob McCarty: Transparency Missing in Missouri Senate, Courts

April 18th, 2011 · No Comments

St. Charles County blogger Bob McCarty follows up on a story we first brought you in 2009. Lisa Payne-Naeger summed up one of the problems related to Family Court justice in Missouri in the opening paragraph of her March 30 post, Best Interests of Children Take Backseat as Bill Advances Thru Missouri Senate “Sight Unseen”: […]

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Signature Gatherer Allegedly Called ‘Nigger’ & ‘Monkey’ by Blocker

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Trial attorneys, intricate members of the so called party of ‘tolerance,’ haven’t been exhibiting a lot of tolerance lately if you read an affidavit filed by a ShowMeBetter Courts signature gather. The African American man from St. Louis claims he was called several racial slurs by so called “blockers” allegedly hired by Missouri for Fair […]

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Temporary Restraining Order Issued Against Trial Attorney Group for Voter Intimidation and Violence

April 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Yesterday, a restraining order went into effect against the Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts Action Fund, an organization funded by trial attorneys opposed to judicial elections. The restraining order was granted after complaints that a “blocking” company hired by the action fund had been intimidating voters and harassing petitioners collecting signatures for an initiative […]

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State Committees Come Out of Hibernation to Give Trial Lawyers Money to Fight Election Initiative

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments

According to the 48-hour reports filed by the Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts Action Fund, a group that opposes a petition that would replace the Missouri Plan with judicial elections, they have raised at least $197,500 for their efforts. This includes $17,500 from Greene Countians for Fair and Impartial Judges, a long-dormant committee that […]

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Harris Files Complaint Against Missouri Bar; Claims Misuse of Dues

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments

James Harris, director of the non-profit Better Courts for Missouri, filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission today against the Missouri Bar for what he says are “their misuse of dues.” Harris’ complaint states that the Mo Bar has failed under state law to disclose their political expenditures opposing judicial reform – expenditures to […]

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