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.
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.