Missouri Judge Rejects Ballot Summary Challenge

A circuit court judge rejected a challenge to the ballot summary for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the governor to name an additional member of the commission that nominates potential appellate judges and increase the required number of nominees from three to four. Proponents of the proposal argued that the secretary of state’s summary is “inaccurate and unfair.” A three-judge panel of the court of appeals for the western district upheld the circuit court decision.