Thursday, September 18, 2008

Voters Will Decide How To Pick Greene County Judges

David Jones won the Aug. 5th Judicial primary against Judge Bob Lawson. But would Greene County be better off selecting its judges by appointment -- or electing them? That's the essence of a County ballot initiative that will face voters in November.
Republican candidate for Governor Kenny Hulshof announced his support for the Greene County Non-Partisan Court Plan at the Springfield Bar Association Meeting: "I think that having the non-partisan plan here at the county level is a good thing."
Democratic candidate Jay Nixon's campaign sent The Notebook this response:
"Attorney General Nixon believes that politics has no place in the selection of judges," said spokesperson Oren Shur. "He is a longtime supporter of the non-partisan Missouri Court Plan, but he believes these decisions must be made at the local level. He trusts the voters of Greene County to make the right decision for their community on Election Day."
For more information about the plan, CLICK HERE.
Better Courts for Missouri has expressed opposition. Read Why HERE.
AND: The League of Women Voters Plans Forum on the Plan: Monday, Sept. 29th, Retired Judge Miles Sweeney will speak at The Library Center on South Campbell at 6:30 p.m. about the initiative

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