Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mitch Richards on warrantless administrative searches

My friend Mitch Richards is running for the First Ward seat in the city council elections this April 5th in Columbia, Missouri. I thought I would share this clip of him discussing warrantless administrative searches and other property rights issues at a candidate forum earlier today.  You can check out his website here:

Bonus: Mitch quotes from both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution without being cliche.

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Commission seeks applicants for Baker vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

15 March 2011
Online at
Contact: Beth Riggert, communications counsel, Supreme Court of Missouri,
(573) 751-3676

Commission seeks applicants for Baker vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals,
Eastern District

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Appellate Judicial Commission announced today
that it is accepting applications for vacancy on the Missouri Court of
Appeals, Eastern District, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation
of Judge Nannette A. Baker, who was appointed as a federal magistrate judge
after serving more than six years on the appeals court, including a term as
chief judge, and five years as a circuit judge on the St. Louis circuit

Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the
commission’s consideration. The Missouri Constitution requires that a judge
of the Missouri Court of Appeals be at least 30 years old, licensed to
practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least 15 years and
a qualified Missouri voter for at least nine years next preceding
selection, and a resident of the court of appeals district in which he or
she serves. Nominations should be submitted to the commission by e-mail at or by postal mail to Eastern District Judge
Vacancy, PO Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011.
Interested persons may download the application and instructions here:

The commission will meet May 17 through 19 at the Missouri Court of
Appeals, Eastern District, in St. Louis to interview applicants and to
select a panel of three nominees for the governor’s consideration. The
interviews will be open to the public. The names of those to be interviewed
and information relating to the number and characteristics of all
applicants will be released publicly prior to the beginning of the
interviews May 17.