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Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan

Missouri’s method for selecting all appellate judges and some circuit court judges is known as the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan. Missouri’s original constitution modeled the federal selection process, with the governor nominating someone for judge and the Missouri Senate either rejecting or confirming the nomination. This changed in the 1850s, when Missourians began electing all

The Historical Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a national holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday of May. For many of us, the main importance of this day is that it marks the unofficial beginning of summer. We celebrate the day with picnics, swimming parties and baseball games. Some people use this day to put flowers and other

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