How the Plan Works
Fed up with corrupt judicial elections, the people of Missouri proposed and adopted to the state Constitution The Missouri Plan in 1940 and, two years later, reaffirmed their support in a statewide vote, rejecting the legislature’s attempt to repeal it. The Missouri Plan, also known as the Non-Partisan Court Plan, is the foundation for merit-based judicial selection in America. This type of judicial election is both transparent and accountable to the people, and has produced a steady stream of competent judges in Missouri for more than 75 years. Learn how The Missouri Plan works for you.
Endorse the Missouri Plan
Since voters approved The Missouri Plan more than 75 years ago, our state has benefited from fair and impartial courts, keeping politics and money out of our courtrooms and giving Missourians the final say on judges through retention elections. It’s never been more important for individuals, businesses and organizations to show their support for Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan. Here’s how you can show your support:
Request a Speaker
Looking for a speaker to aid in a conversation about The Missouri Plan and how it works to ensure fair and impartial courts? Request a speaker from The Missouri Bar Speakers’ Bureau.