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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 · 1 Comment

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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