UMKC Law Receives Informational Display on The Missouri Plan

UMKC School of Law has a new exhibit commemorating The Missouri Plan at the Leon E. Bloch Law Library. 

The single-paneled exhibit was created in partnership with the Missouri Bar and the Missouri Humanities Council, as part of a public education program marking the 75th Anniversary of the state’s adoption of the Nonpartisan Selection of Judges Court Plan.  The display sheds light on how the state of Missouri selects judges. The display can be seen on the ground floor of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library at the law school. Brochures are also available alongside the infographic.

The Missouri Plan is America’s model for merit-based judicial selection choosing high-quality judges in the least political way. The plan gives voters the final as 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.

This placement is a part of a wider informational promotion. Similar placements can also be seen at county courthouses and libraries throughout the state. UMKC School of Law is proud to offer an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and citizens to learn about the the unique voting system in Missouri.

You can learn more about The Missouri Plan here.

Published: Mar 27, 2017