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Measure Details

Relating to the Selection of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judges

Missouri Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment 3

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Judicial Branch

Yes
608,458
(23.97%)

No
1,929,470
(76.03%)

Summary

Fair Ballot Language:

A "yes" vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees. This measure also allows the governor to appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governor's appointees be nonlawyers.

A "no" vote will not change the current constitutional provisions for the nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

Measure Text

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to:

- appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees; and
- appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governor's appointees be nonlawyers?

There are no estimated costs or savings expected if this proposal is approved by voters.

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