- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)11
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
Use ballots against Missouri's activist judges
To the editor:I support Gov. Matt Blunt as he seeks to get politics out of Missouri courtrooms. I don't want to end up in a state that allows unelected judges to make laws and raise my taxes. A judge interprets the law, not makes it.
It seems like many of those in Missouri's judicial system need to go back to law school and refresh their memory on this. If we don't stop activist judges now, we could end up like some of our neighbor states that have judge-ordered tax increases.
Voters should remember that they have the power of the ballot box to kick out those who do not understand the true role of a judge. We need to send the message that we will not tolerate judges who step outside their constitutionally defined role.
JARED W. KUTZ, Jackson