Missouri: Changes to the composition of the appellate judicial commission on ballot

In November, voters will decide whether to make changes to the composition of the appellate judicial commission, which screens and nominates potential appointees for the supreme court and court of appeals. The changes include replacing the supreme court judge member with a fourth member appointed by the governor, eliminating the requirement that the governor’s appointees be non-lawyers, reducing the terms of appointed members from six years to four years, and requiring the commission to submit the names of four, rather than three, nominees.