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Missouri Judicial Appointment Amendment, Amendment 3 (2012)

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Judicial Appointment Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Missouri Constitution
Referred by:Missouri State Legislature
Topic:State judiciary
Status:On the ballot
The Missouri Judicial Appointment Amendment will appear on the November 2012 ballot in the state of Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The amendment would grant the governor the power to appoint 4 persons to the Appellate Judicial Commission, the body responsible for choosing nominees for the Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. The governor currently has the power to chose three of the seven total members.[1]

The measure is SJR51.

Path to the ballot

See also: Missouri legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

In order to qualify for the ballot, the measure required approval by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Missouri General Assembly.

The House approved the measure 84-71 on May 10, 2012, thus sending it to the ballot.[1]

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