Amendment 3 http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Battles Over Mo.'s Non-Partisan Court Plan Not Over http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/battles-over-mos-non-partisan-court-plan-not-over <P>Supporters of Missouri’s non-partisan court plan say Tuesday’s rejection of Amendment Three sends a strong message that voters embrace the current system for selecting nominees for the <A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">State Supreme Court</A>, Appeals courts and a few of the state's circuit courts.</P> <P>Had it passed, it would have given the governor more say into selecting panel members – currently the governor is limited to selecting the non-lawyer panel members, but language approved by the <A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State’s office</A> said the amendment would have allowed the governor to “appoint all lawyers” to the panels.&nbsp; <A href="http://mobar.org/">Missouri Bar </A>President Pat Starke says he doesn’t think the language was misleading, as has been contended by Amendment Three’s supporters. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:59:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Battles Over Mo.'s Non-Partisan Court Plan Not Over Amendment 3 - Selection Of Mo. Judges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amendment-3-selection-mo-judges <p>In the last of four discussions as part of our town hall meeting about statewide ballot issues we take a look at Amendment 3, concerning proposed changes to the way some judges are selected in Missouri.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with Republican state Senator Jim Lembke of St. Louis County and former Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court William Ray Price, Jr.&nbsp; Lembke says Amendment 3 is a step in the right direction while Price opposes it.</p><p></p><p><strong><em>Official Ballot Title: </em></strong><em>(source: Missouri Secretary of State website)</em></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5997 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amendment 3 - Selection Of Mo. Judges Supporters Of Changes To Judicial Selection Process Won't Campaign For Ballot Measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supporters-changes-judicial-selection-process-wont-campaign-ballot-measure <p><strong>Updated at 5:33 p.m. to include quotes from one of the Republican sponsors of Amendment Three and from the Sec. of State's Communications Director.</strong></p><p>Citing what they call "deliberately deceptive and hopelessly biased ballot language," supporters of a measure that would change the way some appellate judges are selected in Missouri&nbsp;say they will not campaign for their ballot measure.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 17:12:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 4921 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supporters Of Changes To Judicial Selection Process Won't Campaign For Ballot Measure