Court rules amendment over ethics, redistricting can stay on November ballot

A ballot measure that proposes changes to Missouri’s ethics laws and redistricting processes will be put to voters in November.

The Missouri Supreme Court ensured that Monday when it denied an appeal in a case against the so-called Clean Missouri initiative.

The case sought to keep Amendment 1 off Missouri’s November ballot, claiming the amendment was unconstitutional. Opponents of the amendment argued it tried to address to many topics.

A Cole County judge agreed with that argument and ruled the amendment unconstitutional. But an appeals court panel ruled Friday that all of the issues in the proposed amendment address a single purpose: limiting “the influence of partisan or other special interests.”

The Supreme Court’s decision Monday backed the appeals court’s decision.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio

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