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'''JEFFERSON CITY, [[Missouri]]:''' Yesterday two lawsuits were filed in the [[Cole County, Missouri ballot measures|Cole County]] Circuit Court against [[Missouri Judicial Selection Amendment (2010)]].<ref>[http://www.fox4kc.com/news/sns-ap-mo--missouricourts-lawsuit,0,2497688.story ''Associated Press'',"2 lawsuits challenge proposed Mo. ballot measure on judicial selection," September 15, 2009]</ref> One lawsuit, filed by Jefferson City attorney Alex Bartlett, argues that the petition for the proposed constitutional amendment did not follow the [[Laws governing the initiative process in Missouri|laws governing the initiative process]] and should be thrown out.<ref name="News">[http://www.newstribune.com/articles/2009/09/16/politics_and_elections/news/107pol43petitions09.txt ''News Tribune'',"2 lawsuits seek to block court-changing petitions," September 15, 2009]</ref> Just last week [[Robin Carnahan|Secretary of State Robin Carnahan]] approved the petitions for circulation.<ref>[http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fix/political-fix/2009/09/ballot-title-approved-for-missouri-court-plan-repeal/ ''St. Louis Post-Dispatch'',"Ballot title approved for Missouri court plan repeal," September 8, 2009]</ref> The second lawsuit, filed by Jefferson City lawyer Heidi Doerhoff Vollet on behalf of former state Sen. Harold Caskey, argues that State Auditor Susan Montee did not offer an accurate fiscal note. The lawsuit would require for Montee to issue a new fiscal note and thus block circulation of the petitions until the legal battles are settled.<ref name="News"/>
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'''JEFFERSON CITY, [[Missouri]]:''' Yesterday two lawsuits were filed in the [[Cole County, Missouri ballot measures|Cole County]] Circuit Court against [[Missouri Judicial Selection Amendment (2010)]].<ref>[http://www.fox4kc.com/news/sns-ap-mo--missouricourts-lawsuit,0,2497688.story ''Associated Press'',"2 lawsuits challenge proposed Mo. ballot measure on judicial selection," September 15, 2009]</ref> One lawsuit, filed by Jefferson City attorney Alex Bartlett, argues that the petition for the proposed constitutional amendment did not follow the [[Laws governing the initiative process in Missouri|laws governing the initiative process]] and should be thrown out.<ref name="News">[http://www.newstribune.com/articles/2009/09/16/politics_and_elections/news/107pol43petitions09.txt ''News Tribune'',"2 lawsuits seek to block court-changing petitions," September 15, 2009]</ref> Just last week [[Robin Carnahan|Secretary of State Robin Carnahan]] approved the petitions for circulation.<ref>[http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fix/political-fix/2009/09/ballot-title-approved-for-missouri-court-plan-repeal/ ''St. Louis Post-Dispatch'',"Ballot title approved for Missouri court plan repeal," September 8, 2009]</ref> The second lawsuit, filed by Jefferson City lawyer Heidi Doerhoff Vollet on behalf of former state Sen. Harold Caskey, argues that State Auditor Susan Montee did not offer an accurate [[fiscal impact statement|fiscal note]]. The lawsuit would require for Montee to issue a new [[fiscal impact statement|fiscal note]] and thus block circulation of the petitions until the legal battles are settled.<ref name="News"/>
  
 
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September 16, 2009

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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: Yesterday two lawsuits were filed in the Cole County Circuit Court against Missouri Judicial Selection Amendment (2010).[1] One lawsuit, filed by Jefferson City attorney Alex Bartlett, argues that the petition for the proposed constitutional amendment did not follow the laws governing the initiative process and should be thrown out.[2] Just last week Secretary of State Robin Carnahan approved the petitions for circulation.[3] The second lawsuit, filed by Jefferson City lawyer Heidi Doerhoff Vollet on behalf of former state Sen. Harold Caskey, argues that State Auditor Susan Montee did not offer an accurate fiscal note. The lawsuit would require for Montee to issue a new fiscal note and thus block circulation of the petitions until the legal battles are settled.[2]

See also

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* Missouri Judicial Selection Amendment (2010)

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