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April 13, 2017

Missouri Judicial Selection Process Comes Under Fire

Missouri Senate leader Ron Richard wants to repeal the process for selecting justices to the state’s Supreme Court, writes the St. Louis Record.

The Appellate Judicial Commission in Missouri is made up of seven members and is overseen by the chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. Currently, the Commission is responsible for choosing three candidates to put forth to Gov. Eric Greitens, who then selects one of the three to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

Sen. Richard said the current court “doesn’t align with public expectations” and thus he wants to “work with others in his party” to determine if there is “consensus in repealing the system.”

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