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Entries Tagged as 'MO Supreme Court'

Post-Dispatch Doesn’t Believe in Free Speech, Continues to Support Secretive Judicial Selection Process

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments

The Post-Dispatch will serve no party but the people; be no organ of Republicanism, but the organ of truth; will follow no causes bit its conclusions; will not support the Administration, but criticize it; will oppose all frauds and shams wherever or whatever they are; will advocate principles and ideas rather than prejudices and partisanship. […]

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Part 3: K.C. Star Lacks Integrity, Few Are Surprised

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

The K.C. Star & Selective Reporting Part Two: K.C. Star Biased? In a recent piece of “investigative journalism,” the Kansas City Star manufactured a corruption story featuring Rod Jetton, former Speaker of the Missouri House. While it very well may be true that Jetton had issues, The Star clearly invented the “facts” they presented to […]

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Initiative Petitions – An Important Part of a Vibrant Democracy

October 13th, 2009 · No Comments

The Jefferson City News Tribune’s recent editorial that alleges misuse of ballot initiatives is not only wrong, it demonstrates a complete lack of understanding about the way state government works. Their charge that there are too many initiatives misses the mark entirely, as they use the federal constitution’s relative stability as a benchmark. If you […]

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Is the Post-Dispatch on the Take from Trial Attorneys?

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Post Dispatch continues to advocate for the preservation of smoky, behind closed door MATA meetings to choose our judges. For the second time in less than a month, the liberal St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote an editorial praising the lawyer-controlled Missouri Plan and attacked reformers. Only one of three possibilities could make the Post-Dispatch write a […]

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Proves to be in the Pocket of Liberal Lawyers

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Post Dispatch advocates the preservation of smoky, behind closed door MATA meetings to choose our judges.  “Always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose privileged classes and public plunderers…always be drastically independent.” – Taken from the STL Post Dispatch’s platform   The liberal St. Louis Post-Dispatch had another one of […]

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Initiative Petition Planned to Scrap Missouri Plan

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Now that there is an effort underway to replace the Missouri Plan with the federal model for choosing judges, will we see a resurrection of this group? Related: EXCLUSIVE: Why Is Judge Patricia Cohen Seeking to Delay Announcement of Court Vacancy? CCP Blogger Sends Fundraising Appeal to Sitting Judges’ Official Email Accounts

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Trial Lawyer Patronage Commission Rewards Nixon

July 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Here we go again, more pay to play! Better Courts for Missouri press release: Jefferson City, Missouri – Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Karen King Mitchell, a longtime Nixon loyalist, to the Missouri Court of Appeals. Mitchell’s appointment came as a result of the supposedly non-partisan judicial selection process known as the “Missouri Plan”. “Once […]

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Better Courts for Missouri Demands Supreme Court to Stop Stonewalling Sunshine Request

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Isn’t it ironic that the king of the sunshine request, Tony “Baghdad” Messenger, is conspicuously silent on the numerous sunshine requests that are simply being ignored right now by the Democrats? In a letter delivered today, Better Courts for Missouri called on the Missouri Supreme Court and Mr. Thomas F. Simon, Esq., Chief Clerk and […]

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Court Reform Group Files Sunshine Request “Regarding Judiciary’s Partisan Activities”

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Yesterday, Better Courts for Missouri filed a Sunshine Law request under Missouri’s open records statutes to receive information regarding the judiciary’s “partisan activities” concerning court reform. “Our efforts to add transparency to the Missouri Plan should be debated by our legislators and by the people of the State of Missouri,” said James Harris, Executive Director […]

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Transparency in Judicial Selection Process Moves Forward with Bipartisan Backing

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments

House Joint Resolution 10 (HJR 10), a measure that would allow Missourians the opportunity to decide whether they want more transparency in the state’s judicial selection system, was passed out of the Missouri House of Representatives Special Standing Committee on General Laws today with a bipartisan vote. HJR 10 is similar to Senate Joint Resolution […]

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