Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Editorial: We Recommend Yes Votes in All but Two Judicial Races on the Nov. 6 Ballot

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Editorial: We Recommend Yes Votes in All but Two Judicial Races on the Nov. 6 Ballot

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The Nov. 6 ballot includes a long list of yes-or-no options asking voters whether to retain incumbent judges. In St. Louis County's 21st Circuit, 21 nonpartisan incumbents are up for retention election, along with eight in St. Louis city's 22nd Circuit. No daily newspaper in the country has the time or resources to sit in courtrooms and evaluate judicial performance, so we can claim no special insights with which to recommend those incumbents.

The Missouri Bar Association, however, does take the time to evaluate them through a 20-member judicial performance committee. For the vast majority of these judges, as well as the appeals court and state Supreme Court options, voters' safest bet is to trust the bar association's assessment, which is available online at yourmissourijudges. …

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