Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hearing Postponed in Lawsuit on St. Louis County Ballot Questions, as County Judges Recused

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hearing Postponed in Lawsuit on St. Louis County Ballot Questions, as County Judges Recused

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CLAYTON - A court hearing Friday on a lawsuit by a St. Louis County resident to block three county charter amendments from appearing on the August primary ballot was postponed after the presiding judge in St. Louis County Circuit Court recused all judges in the circuit from the case.

An order from Presiding Judge Gloria Clark Reno did not explain why the case could not be heard by a judge in the county circuit. Judges typically recuse themselves from involvement in cases where there could appear to be a conflict of interest, but the rationale in this case was not discussed in any open forum. The Missouri Supreme Court assigned Judge Gael D. Wood, a retired judge from Franklin County.

A new hearing was set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

The ballot questions were each approved 6-1 by the St. …

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