Judges Launch Opposition Campaign in Response to Missouri's Proposed Judicial Selection Amendments

A group of retired supreme court judges took the lead in the campaign opposing Amendment 3, a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the governor to name an additional member of the commission that nominates potential judges and increase the number of nominees from three to four. The judges, along with business and community leaders, are working through Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts to support the current selection system. Pro-Amendment 3 groups such as Better Courts for Missouri describe the proposal as offering “modest changes to increase citizen accountability over judicial selection.”