University of Denver

Missouri's Judicial Selection Reform Supporters Drop Campaign

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

Supporters of Amendment 3, which would alter the composition of the appellate judicial commission and require the commission to identify 4 (rather then 3) nominees for each vacancy, announced that they will not campaign for the amendment’s passage. They attribute this decision to the “biased and misleading” ballot language submitted by the secretary of state, though two state courts found the language “fair and sufficient,” and they plan to save their resources for a future effort to accomplish “meaningful judicial reform.”