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Conservatives Smack Around Mo. Judge-Pick Body Over SC Nominees | Missouri Political News Service

Conservatives Smack Around Mo. Judge-Pick Body Over SC Nominees

August 9th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith

By Rob Luke

JEFFERSON CITY — The increasingly-embattled committee that short-lists nominees for Missouri Supreme Court vacancies has finally come out swinging at conservative critics.

After taking another hammering earlier Tuesday from St. Louis-based GOP Rep. Jim Lembke over charges that the Appellate Judicial Commission (AJC) broke Missouri’s “Sunshine Law” in selecting the nominees, the commission smacked back.

In a public statement released yesterday afternoon, it reminded “certain politicians” that the AJC must follow its own set of rules laid down by the Missouri Supreme Court. The AJC recently short-listed three Appeals Court judges for a state SC vacancy.

Last week Jefferson City-based conservative think-tank the Adam Smith Foundation (ASF) charged the AJC majority with a strongly pro trial-lawyer bias. Read more…



Tags: Adam Smith Foundation · MO Supreme Court

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