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Better Courts for Missouri Offers to Drive Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith On Town Hall Judiciary Reform Tour

February 6th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

“Justice shall be administered without sale, denial, or delay”
–Article I, Section 14, Missouri Constitution

Better Courts for Missouri’s Executive Director, James Harris, has extended an invitation to Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith proposing to take her on a listening tour throughout Missouri in order to listen to the citizens input on how best to reform the state’s judiciary.

The Chief Justice identified four strategic missions in her State of the Judiciary speech last week:

1. Ensuring equal and affordable access to justice for all our citizens;

2. Providing a fair, unbiased and impartial forum for resolving disputes;

3. Effectively and efficiently administering our courts; and

4. Enhancing the public’s trust and confidence in the justice system and, indeed, the whole government.

Better Courts for Missouri believes actions do speak louder than words. Therefore, they are inviting the Chief Justice to partner with them in order to bring openness and accountability to Missouri’s judiciary.

The reality is trial attorneys continue to keep a chokehold on the judiciary by selecting judges in secret. By partnering with the Chief Justice and listening to Missourians concerns in regards to the judiciary, we will reform our courts and, together, we will restore openness and accountability to our judiciary, stated James Harris, Executive Director, Better Courts for Missouri.

Related:

Better Courts for Missouri Responds to Chief Justice Stith’s State of the Judiciary

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