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The Missouri Plan, otherwise known as Missouri’s Non-­Partisan Court Plan, is a model for the nation. It continues to reduce the role of politics and money in the selection and election of judges. It also helps ensure the integrity of the judiciary by shielding candidates from undue pressure.

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